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Table 1

Bivariate analysis of demographic and clinical categorical variables recorded in 106 toxocariasis patients.

Nonatopic (n = 57)
Atopic (n = 49)
p
Variable % (n) % (n)
Demographic data
 Females 73.7 (42) 40.8 (20)
 Males 26.3 (15) 59.2 (29) <0.001*
Clinical reason for attending the clinic
 Abdominal pain 7.02 (4) 2.04 (1) 0.370
 Arthralgia and/or myalgia 5.26 (3) 4.08 (2) 1.000
 Chronic cough 10.53 (6) 0 (0) 0.071
 Chronic weakness 40.35 (23) 34.69 (17) 0.549 *
 Cutaneous allergy || 14.03 (8) 10.20 (5) 0.397
 Pruritus sine materia 7.02 (4) 6.12 (3) 1.000
 Wheeze 5.26 (3) 16.33 (8) 0.107
Clinical data recorded during consultation
 Arthralgia and/or myalgia 19.30 (11) 26.53 (13) 0.375 *
 Chronic irritative cough 31.58 (18) 16.33 (8) 0.068 *
 Colic pain || 22.81 (13) 24.49 (12) 0.839 *
 Conjunctivitis || 26.32 (15) 30.61 (15) 0.624 *
 Cutaneous allergy || 22.81 (13) 20.41 (10) 0.765 *
 Facial and or hand edema || 15.79 (9) 4.08 (2) 0.060
 Frequent headache 17.54 (10) 12.24 (6) 0.448 *
 Intermittent diarrhea 5.26 (3) 6.12 (3) 1.000
 Otorhinolaryngeal allergy ¥ 38.60 (22) 51.02 (25) 0.199 *
 Paresthesia 7.02 (4) 2.04 (1) 0.370
 Pruritus sine materia 33.33 (19) 18.37 (9) 0.081 *
 Weakness 71.92 (41) 77.55 (38) 0.508 *
 Wheeze || 8.77 (5) 16.33 (8) 0.253
*

Pearson’s χ2 test;

Fisher’s exact test;

eczema, prurigo, rash, urticaria;

||

found by clinical examination;

¥

pharyngitis, rhinitis (rhinorrhea, nasal congestion, sneezing), sinusitis.

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