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Table 3

Detailed characteristics of patients with a positive serology.

Patients with positive serology and
Statistical significance
Microscopy negative Microscopy positive
N = 21 N = 9
Demographic characteristics
 Age, mean ± SD 35 ± 19 41 ± 18 ns
 % of migrants 71% (15/21) 78% (7/9) ns
Stool examination for Strongyloides larvae
 % of patients with ≥ 3 stool examinations (n/N) 52% (11/21) 56% (5/9) ns
 % of patients with ≥ 1 Harada-Mori filter paper culture (n/N) 100% (21/21) 100% (9/9) ns
 % of patients with ≥ 1 Baermann concentration (n/N) 48% (10/21) 67% (6/9) ns
Eosinophil counts (G/L, median (interquartile range)) 0.47 (0.05;12.18) 1.32 (0.57;2.18) *

ns: not significant, *p < 0.05.

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