Table 1

Average values of physicochemical parameters in cerebrospinal fluid taken from goats from the groups experimentally infected with T.vivax and evaluated in the acute and chronic phases (G1 and G2) and from goats in the control group (G3) during the experimental period.

Group

Appearance

Total protein (g/dL)

Glucose (mg/dL)

Cellularity (cell/μL)

Density (g/mL)

T. vivax status


G1

Clear

25a

74.5a

8.0a

1.006a

Not found

G2

Turbid

90b

12.0b

25.0b

1.045b

Found

G3

Clear

30a

80.0a

6.0a

1.004a

Not found


G1 - Group experimentally infected by T. vivax and evaluated in the acute phase; G2 - Group experimentally infected by T. vivax and evaluated in the chronic phase; G3 - non-infected group.

a,bMeans followed by the same lower case letters in the same column are not significantly different according to the Tukey's test at a 5% significance level.

Batista et al. Veterinary Research 2011 42:63   doi:10.1186/1297-9716-42-63

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