Application of the log-linear model in the prediction of the antinuclear antibody test in the dog.

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To find possible associations between antinuclear antibody (ANA) pattern, ANA titer, and certain clinical changes and clinical laboratory test results in dogs, the veterinary medical records of 111 ANA-positive and 126 ANA-negative dogs were examined. Variables could not be found that had significant associations with ANA pattern (unlike the results in persons), because of the predominance of 2 patterns. A log-linear model for ANA titer adequately fit the observed frequency and included 2-way interactions between titer and polyarthritis, titer and hematologic disorders, and polyarthritis and lymphadenopathy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2336-2339
Number of pages4
JournalAmerican Journal of Veterinary Research
Issue number11
StatePublished - Nov 1985


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