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Table 3 Prevalence of parasitic infection as determined by stool examination

From: Particular characteristics of allergic symptoms in tropical environments: follow up to 24 months in the FRAAT birth cohort study

  0-6 months
(n = 200)
0-12 months
(n = 258)
13-24 months
(n = 153)
Any parasite 17 (8.5%) 62 (21.3%) 58 (37.9%)
Polyparasitism 1 (0.5%) 2 (1.13%) 9 (5.88%)
Protoozoan    
Entamoeba ssp. 12 (6%) 34 (13.1%) 31 (20.2%)
Giardia lamblia 1 (0.5%) 12 (4.65%) 18 (11.7%)
Blastocystis hominis 1 (0.5%) 3 (1.16%) 3 (1.96%)
Endolinax nana 0 (0%) 1(0.38) 2 (1.30%)
Balantidium coli 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (0.65%)
Helminths    
Ascaris lumbricoides 2 (1%) 7 (2.71%) 8 (5.22%)
Trichuris trichiura 0 (0%) 2 (0.77%) 2 (1.30%)
Ancylostoma duodenalis 2 (1%) 3 (1.16%) 3 (1.96%)
Strongyloides stercolaris 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (0.65%)
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