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Table 2 Selected hematological findings on vector-borne pathogens PCR-positive cats and PCR-negative cats and of ectoparasitic infestation and ectoparasitic non-infestation in cats

From: Evaluation of hematological alteration of vector‐borne pathogens in cats from Bangkok, Thailand

Hematological parameters Negative cats – Mean (± SD)
(133)
Positive cats (total number) - Mean (± SD) Ectoparasite- Mean (± SD)
Any pathogen
(237)
Babesia spp.
(147)
Hepatozoon spp. (12) Hemoplasmas (137) Non-infestation
(184)
Infestation
(188)
WBC (× 103/µl) 19.68 (± 8.7) 18.92 (± 7.4) 19.25 (± 7.7) 19.57 (± 5.5) 18.12 (± 6.9)** 19.04 (± 8.4) 19.32 (± 7.4)
RBC (× 106/µl) 7.4 (± 1.4) 7.576 (± 1.5) 7.7 (± 1.4) 7.1 (± 1.7) 7.38 (± 1.6) 7.69 (± 1.4) 7.39 (± 1.6)**
HGB (g/dl) 11.46 (± 2.1) 11.62 (± 2.1) 11.7 (± 2.1) 11.4 (± 2.3) 11.4 (± 2.3) 11.81 (± 2) 11.31 (2.2)**
HCT (%) 36 (± 6.5) 36.72 (± 6.8) 36.9 (± 6.4) 35.15 (± 6.7) 36.3 (± 7.2) 36.9 (± 6.3) 36.02 (± 7.0)
MCV (fl.) 48.43 (± 4.5) 48.81 (± 5.1) 48.7 (± 5.2) 49.1 (± 3.8) 49.5 (± 5.3) 48.11 (± 4.4) 49.21 (± 5.3)**
MCH (pg) 15.38 (± 1.1) 15.42 (± 1.2) 15.4 (± 1.2) 15.9 (± 1.1) 15.5 (± 1.2) 15.41 (± 1.0) 15.39 (± 1.24)
MCHC (g/dl) 31.88 (± 2.2) 31.72 (± 2.3) 31.7 (± 2.1) 32.4 (± 0.9) 31.5 (± 2) 32.13 (± 1.9) 31.42 (± 2.2)**
PLT (× 103/µl) 438 (± 169.3) 401.7 (± 146)** 405.5 (± 147.1) 468.8 (± 171.4) 394 (± 148.4)** 412.58 (± 149.3) 417.27 (± 161.81)
  1. Abbreviations: WBC white blood cell; RBC red blood cell; HGB hemoglobin; HCT hematocrit; MCV mean corpuscular volume; MCH mean corpuscular hemoglobin; MCHC mean corpuscular hemoglobin concentration; PLT platelets
  2. **Statistically significant differences (P < 0.05)