Volume 8, Number 12—December 2002
Naturally Occurring Ehrlichia chaffeensis Infection in Two Prosimian Primate Species: Ring-tailed Lemurs (Lemur catta) and Ruffed Lemurs (Varecia variegata)
|Normal (n=18)||Infected (n=8)|
|Urea nitrogen (mg/dL)||20||5||8–29||38||14||15–57|
|Total protein (g/dL)||7.8||0.3||7.1–8.2||7.0||0.9||5.3–8.1|
|Total bilirubin (mg/dL)||0.4||0.1||0.3–0.6||1.0||0.2||0.6–1.3|
|Alkaline phosphatase (IU/L)||240||83||125–476||89||38||44–144|
|Aspartate transferase (IU/L)||46||26||20–128||86||41||33–155|
|Alanine transferase (IU/L)c||81||51||10–210||128||85||47–321|
|Packed cell volume (%)||51.1||3.6||45.6–57.6||55.1||5.9||46–62.4|
aVariation between means of normal and infected animals is significant at a confidence level of p<0.05 using the 2-sample t test, except where otherwise specified.
bSD, standard deviation.
dp=0.34; WBC, leukocyte count.
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