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Table 2 Comparison between sub-Saharan African (SSA) and non sub-Saharan (non-SSA) African patients with imported loiasis

From: Imported loiasis in France: a retrospective analysis of 167 cases with comparison between sub-Saharan and non sub-Saharan African patients

 SSA patients
N = 139
non-SSA patients
N = 28
p
N%N% 
Prior history of loiasis 3424.414500.01
Asymptomatic for loiasis 3928.5621.4NS
Calabar swelling 4330.91139.2NS
Eyeworm 3625.8310.70.05
Mean eosinophilia (/mm3) 1591 2854 0.04
Microfilaremiapositive9467.61139.20.05
negative39281657.1
missing7 0  
Meana microfilaremia (/ml) 2586 1247 NS
Serologypositive64462485.70.04
negative3021.527.1
undetermined16 0  
missing30 1  
  1. NS not significant; aarithmetic means calculated on microfilaraemic subjects