Laboratory tests for diagnosing and monitoring canine leishmaniasis.

  title={Laboratory tests for diagnosing and monitoring canine leishmaniasis.},
  author={Saverio Paltrinieri and Luigi Gradoni and Xavier Juanola Roura and Andrea Zatelli and Eric Zini},
  journal={Veterinary clinical pathology},
  volume={45 4},
Although several reviews on canine leishmaniasis have been published, none thoroughly described clinicopathologic abnormalities and their clinical usefulness. The aim of this review was to provide information concerning current diagnostic tests relevant for clinical pathologists and from a practical perspective. Specifically, in canine leishmaniasis, nonregenerative normocytic normochromic anemia, thrombocytopenia, or leukogram changes may be present. Clinical chemistry and urinalysis may… CONTINUE READING
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