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Table 1 Prevalence % (CL95) of intestinal protozoa, based on detection by coproscopy and RT-PCR

From: Coproscopy and molecular screening for detection of intestinal protozoa

Species PCR Coproscopy Both methodsa
Entamoeba histolytica 1.6 (0.92–2.88) 1.2 (0.63–2.36) 2.6 (1.63–4.06)
Giardia duodenalis 14.3 (11.85–17.09) 2.9 (1.83–4.39) 15.5 (12.98–18.39)
Blastocystis hominis 65.2 (61.55–68.64) 7.6 (5.84–9.84) 66.3 (62.66–69.71)
Dientamoeba fragilis 25.4 (22.33–28.33) na na
  1. aBased on positives detected by both methods + positives detected only by RT-PCR + positives detected only by coproscopy
  2. Abbreviation: na not applicable