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Table 2 Stool macroscopy and presence of parasite

From: Giardia lamblia: a major parasitic cause of childhood diarrhoea in patients attending a district hospital in Ghana

  Parasites present n (%)  
Macroscopic stool finding None Giardia lamblia only Other Parasites only Mixed Infection Total
Bloody 2 (0.2) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 2 (0.2)
Formed 7 (0.7) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 7 (0.6)
Loose mucoid 14 (1.5) 1 (1.0) 1 (8.3) 1 (20.0) 17 (1.6)
Loose 75 (7.8) 13 (12.9) 1 (8.3) 2 (40.0) 91 (8.4)
Mucoid bloody 4 (0.4) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 4 (0.4)
Mucoid 109 (11.3) 0 (0.0) 3 (25.0) 0 (0.0) 112 (10.4)
Semi-formed 751 (78.1) 87 (86.1) 7 (58.3) 2 (40.0) 847 (78.4)
Total 962 (100.0) 101 (100.0) 12 (100.0) 5 (100.0) 1080 (100.0)