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Table 1 Clinical signs suggestive of L. infantum/L. chagasi infections, according to by Siliva et al. 2017(on score from 0 to 4)

From: A comparative study of nested-PCR and direct agglutination test (DAT) for the detection of Leishmania infantum infection in symptomatic and asymptomatic domestic dogs

Clinical sign Score
0 1 2 3 4
Apathy Active Apathetic    
Injuries by ecctoparasite Absent Present    
Weight loss Absent Light Moderate Intense Cachexia with loss of movement
Lymphadenomegaly Absent Localized Generalized   
Pale mucous membranes Absent Present    
Bleeding Absent Present    
Cutaneous signs Bristles Absent Present   
Alopecia Absent Present    
Skin lesion Absence Presence Ulcer   
Muzzle depigmentation Absent Present    
Nails Normal Onychogryphosis    
Muzzle/ear lesion Absent Present    
Blepharitis Absent Present    
Keratoconjuctivities Absent Present    
Mucopurulent Absent Present