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Table 1 Comparison of Leishmania detection by polymerase chain reaction (PCR), immunohistochemical (IHC) and histopathological (HE) methods in biopsies from distinct skin anatomical locations according to clinical status: asymptomatic (n = 10), oligosymptomatic (n = 10) and symptomatic (n = 9)

From: Comparison of paraffin-embedded skin biopsies from different anatomical regions as sampling methods for detection of Leishmaniainfection in dogs using histological, immunohistochemical and PCR methods

Method Clinical Group SKIN LOCATION    % POS (positive at last one location)
   Ear Nose Abdomen  
PCR Asymptomatic 7 6 2 90%
  Oligosymptomatic 7 8 5 80%
  Symptomatic 7 5 7 78%
IHC Asymptomatic 3 4 4 70%
  Oligosymptomatic 4 2 2 40%
  Symptomatic 7 5 5 78%
HE Asymptomatic 3 2 2 30%
  Oligosymptomatic 4 1 2 40%
  Symptomatic 5 7 1 67%