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Table 4 Comparison of clinical and epidemiological characteristics between symptomatic and asymptomatic patients with Blastocystis sp. infection attended in Vall d’Hebron University Hospital (2009–2014). Data are reported as number (%) of patients or median (range)

From: Epidemiological and clinical profile of adult patients with Blastocystis sp. infection in Barcelona, Spain

  Asymptomatic patients (n = 234) Symptomatic patientsa (n = 92) P–value
Age, years 34 (18–84) 42.5 (18–84) < 0.0001
Gender, male 140 (59.8 %) 49 (53.3 %) 0.280
Foreign origin 210 (89.7 %) 30 (32.6 %) < 0.0001
Immunosuppressant condition 47 (20.1 %) 5 (5.4 %) 0.001
  1. aExcluding symptomatic patients for other reasons