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Table 4 Published case series of intestinal capillariasis

From: Intestinal capillariasis in the 21stcentury: clinical presentations and role of endoscopy and imaging

Baseline characteristics Present study Kunaratanapruk, 1983 [ [10]] Chunlertrith, 1992 [ [8]] Bair, 2004 [ [18]] Lu, 2006 [ [17]] Thewjitcharoen, 2012 [ [9]] Attia, 2012 [ [19]] Total
Number of patients 26 58 17 14 30 10 21 176
Age (yrs) - Mean (range) 42.6 (18-71) 8 – 63 40.4 (21-69) 52 (39-76) 50 (12-76) 37.7 (11-59) 32.7 (9-50)  
Male 20 (77) 40 (69) 13 (76) 9 (64) 18 (60) 6 (60) 2 (10) 108 (61)
Raw fish ingestion 14/15 (93) NR NR NR 16 (53) 9 (90) NR 39/55 (71)
Median duration of symptoms, mo (range) 5.5 (1 m - 5 y) NR (1 d – 14 m) 7 (1 m – 3 y) 2.5 (1 wk – 31 m) 3 (1 wk – 6 y) 5 (4 d – 2 y) 7 (3 – 18 m) 1 d-72 m
  Duration > 12 mo 5 (19) NR 3 (18) 2 (15) 5 (17) 2 (20) 2 (10) 19 (11)
Chronic diarrhea 24/26 (93) 57/58 (98) 17/17 (100) 14/14 (100) NR 10/10 (100) 21/21 (100) 143/146 (98)
Abdominal pain 18/26 (70) 32/58 (56) 16/17 (94) 12/14 (85) NR NR NR 78/115 (68)
Weight loss 23/25 (92) 57/58 (98) 17/17 (100) 11/14 (78) NR 9 (90) NR 117/125 (93)
Hypoalbuminemia 26/26 (100) NR 16/16 (100) 13/14 (93) 30/30 (100) 10/10 (100) 21/21 (100) 116/117 (99)
  Albumin < 2 g/dL 22/26 (85) NR 12/16 (75) NR 19/30 (63) 9/10 (90) 17/21 (81) 79/103 (77)
Anemia 13/26 (50) Uncommon 8/17 (47) 9/14 (64) NR NR 7/21 (33) 37/78 (47)
Eosinophilia 2/26 (8) 13 (22) (E > 10%) NR NR 11 (36) (E > 5%) NR 0 (E > 10%)  
Presence of parasite in stool 15 (57) 58 (100) 17 (100) 10 (71.4) 21 (70) 9 (90) Majority of patients  
  1. Data presented are number of patients unless specified. Data in the parentheses are percentages.