Skip to main content

Table 3 Demographic and baseline characteristics of the 30 participants

From: Diagnosis of O. volvulus infection via skin exposure to diethylcarbamazine: clinical evaluation of a transdermal delivery technology-based patch

Demographics n (%) Ocular symptoms n (%)
 Women 16 (53.3 %) Itching 4 (13.3)
 Meana (range) age women 44 (30–55) Discomfortc 1 (3.3)
 Meana (range) age men 34 (22–55) Lacrimation 2 (6.7)
   Itching + lacrimation 1 (3.3)
   Itching + discomfortc 1 (3.3)
Microfilaremia Across both crests Left iliac crest Right iliac crest
   OCP-patch site LTS-2 patch site
 Skin snip positive 30 30 27
 Meana ± SD mf/mg skin 7.2 ± 7.8 7.7 ± 8.1 6.6 ± 9.5
 Median 4.58 4.95 3.0
 Range mf/mg skinb 0.2–36.8 0.3–31.8 0–47.7
  1. aArithmetic mean, bTwo subjects with a mean skin microfilariae density across both crests of > 20 mf/mg (21.5 mf/mg, 36.8 mf/mg) were included by mistake. cParticipants report a feeling as if they had sand in the eye without any evidence of particulate matter on ocular examination