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Table 3 Prevalence of Blastocystis sp. in European countries

From: Prevalence, risk factors for infection and subtype distribution of the intestinal parasite Blastocystis sp. from a large-scale multi-center study in France

Country Region/city Total number of patients Method of detection Prevalence Reference
France Grenoble 2,581 Direct-light microscopy 3.0 % [19]
France Paris 9,700 Direct-light microscopy 6.1 % [20]
France Clermont-Ferrand 186 qPCR 14.5 % [9]
France Multi-center study 788 qPCR 18.1 % Present study
The Netherlands Amsterdam 442 PCR 24.2 % [5]
Denmark Copenhagen 93 PCR 23.0 % [22]
Italy Rome 5,351 Direct-light microscopy 7,1 % [23]
Spain Catalonia 8,313 Direct-light microscopy 7.0 % [24]
United Kingdom (Wales) Aberystwyth 1,390 Direct-light microscopy 6.9 % [25]
United Kingdom (Scotland) Glasgow 1,000 In vitro culture and direct-light microscopy 3.9 % [26]