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Table 2 Absolute number and percentage (%) of cats according to group and clinical variables

From: Domestic feline contribution in the transmission of Sporothrix in Rio de Janeiro State, Brazil: a comparison between infected and non-infected populations

Populations +SG
n = 104 (%)
–SG
n = 92 (%)
p-value OR
(IC95%)
Clinical Signs
 Respiratory Distress 37 (35.6) 24 (26.1)   
 Nasal Secretion 51(49.0) 33(35.9)   
 Sneezing 65(62.5) 36 (39.1) 0.001 0.386 (0.217–0.687)
 Lack of Appetite 2 (1.9) 3 (3.3)   
 Weight Loss 27 (26.0) 12 (13.0) 0.024 0.428 (0.202–0.904)
 Apathy 20 (19.2) 18 (19.6)   
 Ocular Secretion 3 (2.9) 2 (2.2)   
 Epistaxis 5 (4.8) 1 (1.1)   
Macroscopic Aspect of Lesions
 Crust 61 (58.7) 41 (44.6) 0.049 0.567 (0.321–0.999)
 Peeling 5 (4.8) 8 (8.7)   
 Erythema 31 (29.8) 20 (21.7)   
 Ulceration 77 (74.0) 45 (48.9) < 0.001 0.336 (0.184–0.611)
 Presence of Pus 31 (29.8) 13 (14.1) 0.009 0.388 (0.188–0.797)
 Presence of Blood 71 (68.3) 39 (42.4) < 0.001 0.342 (0.191–0.614)
 Nodule 38 (36.5) 23 (25.0)   
 Depigmentation 5 (4.8) 1 (1.1)   
 Vesicle 7 (6.7) 2 (2.2)   
Degree of Pruritus
 Absent 29 (27.9) 26 (28.3)   
 Mild 24 (23.1) 22 (23.9)   
 Moderate 22 (21.2) 11 (12.0)   
 Severe 24 (23.1) 23 (25.0)   
  1. +SG Positive Sporotrichosis Group, -SG Negative Sporotrichosis Group
  2. OR odds ratio