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Table 2 Results of a semi-quantitative faecal analysis in immunocompetent and dexamethasone-immunosuppressed marmosets during experimental strongyloidiasis

From: Strongyloides stercoralis infection in marmosets: replication of complicated and uncomplicated human disease and parasite biology

Primates Untreated (uncomplicated strongyloidiasis) Treated with dexamethasone (complicated strongyloidiasis)
P1 P5 P7 P2 P6 P8
L3i Number 100 100 300 100 100 300
  Source H M M H M M
Days post-infection       
1 to 7 - - - - - -
8 to 14 + - - - - -
15 to 21 + + + + +* +*
22 to 28 + + + + + + +* + +
29 to 35 + + + + + + + + + + + +
36 to 42 + + + + + + + + + +
43 to 49 + + ++ + + + + + + + +
50 to 56 + + + + + + + + + +
57 to 63 + + - + + + + + + + + +
64 to 70 + + -   + + + + +
71 to 77 + + +   + + + + +
78 to 84 + + +    + +
85 to 91 + + -    + +
92 to 98 + + -    +
99 to 105 + - -    +**
  1. L3i = inoculated infective larvae.
  2. H = human.
  3. M = marmoset.
  4. +, ++, +++ indicate low, moderate, and high numbers of larvae in the faeces, respectively, and - indicates a negative result.
  5. *Course of dexamethasone treatment.
  6. **Dead at 109 days post-infection.