Table 1: Serological and clinical follow-up of Leishmania (i.) chagasi infection in dogs. The correlation between serological titers, western blot, and symptoms in dogs, every two months during one year of follow-up. All sera from positive dogs recognized peptide of 29 and 32 kDa and sera from symptomatic dogs recognized peptide of 68.5 kDa. (−): negatives; (Prof): profile; (IFA): indirect immunofluorescent assay; (WB): western blot; (S): symptoms; (*) dogs that seroconverted; (†) dogs died; (‡) dogs killed.

Dogs 𝑛 Month 2Month 4Month 6Month 8Month 10Month 12
IFAWB 68.5SIFAWB 68.5SIFAWB 68.5SIFAWB 68.5SIFAWB 68.5SIFAWB 68.5S

Prof 11–13404040404040
14-15808080808080
16*4040404040

Total16

Prof 217*4040160640
18*+160+1280+1280++
19*160
20*40160160320
2140+80+40+160+160+320++
2240160160640640640
23401601280640640640
24808080640320640
258080160320320640
2680+160+640+1280++1280++
27160+320+160+320++320++
28160+80+160+320+1280++
29320
30640640128012801280640

Total14