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Table 3 Stratified lesion load at baseline and at each follow-up

From: Quantitative assessment of lesion load and efficacy of 3 cycles of albendazole in disseminated cysticercosis: a prospective evaluation

Number of lesionsBaselineFirst follow-upSecond follow-upThird follow-upP value
Patients with lesion load >20 (N= 21)
 Total
  Mean ± SD111.71 ± 153.3378.1 ± 118.1947.05 ± 71.6216.76 ± 27.85 
  Median (IQR)51 (34.5-89)31 (22.5-68)18 (8.5-45)7 (1.5-19.5)<0.001
Patients with lesion load ≤20 (N= 8)
 Total
  Mean ± SD9.25 ± 3.856 ± 2.623.13 ± 1.642.63 ± 0.52 
  Median (IQR)8 (7-10.5)5 (4-8.25)3 (2-3)a3 (2-3)a<0.001
  1. Note: Statistically significant P values have been italicized
  2. IQR Inter-quartile range, SD standard deviation
  3. a7 patients with <3 lesions were not given another cycle of albendazole