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Table 3 Gastrointestinal symptoms observed in Blastocystis- carrier (N = 39) and Blastocystis-free (N = 117) patients. Significant results were marked with *

From: Molecular characterization of Blastocystis subtypes in HIV-positive patients and evaluation of risk factors for colonization

Symptoms Blastocystis-carriers N (%) Blastocystis-free N (%) p-value
Abdominal pain 7 (17.94%) 26 (22.22%) 0.836
Diarrhoea 10 (25.64%) 20 (17.09%) 0.283
Flatulence 12 (30.76%) 17 (14.52%) 0.024*
Nausea 3 (7.69%) 6 (5.12%) 0.887
Poor appetite 5 (12.82%) 10 (8.54%) 0.180
Weight loss 3 (7.69%) 10 (8.54%) 0.658