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Table 1 Total stools/total examined for Strongyloides larvae, ambulatory care and wards; mixed intestinal parasitic infections, University Hospital, 2009-2012, Honduras

From: Unsuspected Strongyloides stercoralis infection in hospital patients with comorbidity in need of proper management

Parameter Number (%) Intestinal parasites in 712 patients, ambulatory care and wards (%)
   A.l. T.t. S.s. Eh/Ed G.d. C.c. C. spp
Total received/Total examined for Strongyloides 46,616/712 (1.5)        
Direct method 712 (100) 15 15 25 (3.7) 24 24   
Baermann 300 (42.1)    8 (2.6)     
Agar migration 100 (14.0)    8 (8.0)     
ZNM        8 3
Ambulatory care adults 309 (43.4) 2 1 12 11 6 3 2
Adult wards 101 (14.1) 3 4 14* 3 1 0 1
Ambulatory care pediatrics 207 (29.0) 4 2 3 6 9 5 0
Pediatric wards 48 (6.7) 3 2 5* 0 2 0 0
Pediatric oncology 47 (6.6) 3 3 1 2 6 0 0
  1. Abbreviations: % percentaje, ZNM Ziehl-Neelsen modified method, A.l. Ascaris lumbricoides, T.t. Trichuris trichiura, S.s. Strongyloides stercoralis, Eh/Ed Entamoeba histolytica/E. dispar, G.d. Giardia duodenalis, C.c. Cyclospora cayetanensis, C.spp. Cryptosporidium spp. *p < 0.01 (×2 = 31.381)