Table 4

Number of cats with clinical signs, laboratory alterations and radiographic patterns (ie, bronchial, alveolar, nodular interstitial and reticular interstitial patterns) associated with aelurostrongylosis.

Clinical signsGroupBLDay 3Day 7Day 14Day 28
CoughT6 (75%)6 (75%)4 (50%)4 (50%)0
C7 (77.8%)7 (77.8%)7 (77.8%)7 (77.8%)7 (77.8%)
P value1.0001.0000.3350.3350.002
TachypnoeaT4 (50%)3 (37.5%)2 (25%)1 (50%)0
C6 (66.7%)6 (66.7%)6 (66.7%)4 (44.4%)5 (55.5%)
P value0.6370.3460.1530.2940.029
Pale mucous membranesT2 (25%)2 (25%)1 (12.5%)00
C3 (33.3%)3 (33.3%)3 (33.3%)2 (22.2%)2 (22.2%)
P value1.0001.0000.5760.4700.470
Reduction of food intakeT2 (25%)1 (12.5%)000
C1 (11.1%)1 (11.1%)1 (11.1%)1 (11.1%)1 (11.1%)
P value0.5761.0001.0001.0001.000
Reduction of the activityT2 (25%)1 (12.5%)1 (12.5%)00
C4 (44.4%)4 (44.4%)4 (44.4%)3 (33.3%)3 (33.3%)
P value0.6190.2940.0820.2060.206
Oculonasal dischargeT1 (12.5%)1 (12.5%)1 (12.5%)00
C4 (44.4%)4 (44.4%)4 (44.4%)4 (44.4%)4 (44.4%)
P value0.2940.2940.2940.0820.082
Adventitious breath soundsT6 (75%)6 (75%)5 (62.5%)3 (37.5%)0
C8 (88.9%)8 (88.9%)8 (88.9%)8 (88.9%)7 (77.8%)
P value0.5760.5760.2940.0490.002
AnaemiaT2 (25%)--2 (25%)0
C3 (33.3%)--1 (11.1%)0
P value1.0000.5761.000
Inflammatory response leucogramT2 (25%)--2 (25%)0
C2 (22.2%)--2 (22.2%)3 (33.3%)
P value1.0001.0000.205
Stress response leucogramT1 (12.5%)--1 (12.5%)2 (25%)
C0--00
P value0.4700.4700.205
Excitement response leucogramT1 (12.5%)--00
C1 (11.1%)--00
P value1.0001.0001.000
Low albumin levelsT3 (37.5%)--2 (25%)1 (12.5%)
C6 (66.7%)--5 (55.5%)3 (33.3%)
P value0.3460.3340.576
Increased ALT/ASTT4 (50%)--02 (25%)
C2 (22.2%)--1 (11.1%)1 (11.1%)
P value0.3341.0000.576
Presence of at least one radiographic signT8 (100%)-8 (100%)5 (62.5%)3 (37.5%)
C9 (100%)-9 (100%)9 (100%)9 (100%)
P value1.0001.0000.0820.009
  • P values are shown (Fisher’s exact test). Cats of Group T=8; cats of Group C=9. Percentages in brackets. Bold values denote statistical significance.

  • ALT, alanine aminotransferase; AST, aspartate aminotransferase; BL, baseline.