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Table 3 Characteristics, symptoms, and eosinophil counts of subjects with serological evidence for recent infection with schistosoma spp

From: Travel-related schistosomiasis, strongyloidiasis, filariasis, and toxocariasis: the risk of infection and the diagnostic relevance of blood eosinophilia

Serological conversion for Sex Age in years Country of birth Destination Travel duration in days Previous travel to a developing country Travel-related symptoms Eosinophil count per mm3 (proportion of leukocytes)
          Pre-travel Post-travel *
1 Schist M 29 Netherlands India 42 2 - 5× Four weeks of watery diarrhoea 40 (1.1%) 60 (1.7%)
2 Schist M 36 Iran Vietnam 22 1 x None 100 (2.2%) 160 (3.1%)
3 Schist M 35 Belgium Myanmar, Thailand, Malaysia 29 1 x Two days of watery diarrhoea with fever 130 (2.5%) 130 (2.7%) =
4 Schist F 26 Netherlands Thailand 21 None 560 (7.9%) 330 (5.1%)
5 Schist F 22 Netherlands Dominican Republic 29 0 x Three days of watery diarrhoea 170 (3.2%) 220 (4.2%)
6 Strong F 59 Netherlands China 14 2 - 5× None 80 (1.4%) 170 (2.8%)
7 Strong F 48 Surinam India 24 >10× Nine days of bloody diarrhoea and fever 130 (1.9%) 100 (1.1%)
8 Strong F 65 Netherlands India 14 6 - 10× Two days of diarrhoea 320 (4.9%) 120 (1.4%)
9 Fil F 54 Netherlands India 14 2 - 5× Three 2-day episodes of watery diarrhoea. 80 (1.5%) 110 (2.3%)
10 Toxo M 53 Surinam Angola 59 >10× Two weeks myalgia, arthritis with skin rash 110 (2.1%) 130 (2.7%)
  1. Schis: Schistosoma spp. Strong: Strongyloides stercoralis Fil: Filaria spp. Toxo: Toxocara canis M: male F: female
  2. *) The change in the absolute eosinophil count per mm3, post-travel versus pre-travel: ↑ indicating an increase, ↓ a decrease, and = no change.