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Table 1 Species-specific diagnosis of human taeniosis using Sn-HDP2 cPCRs and Sn-HDP2 qPCR. In serial fecal samples, the comparison of both PCR and microcopy observation (MO) results is included

From: HDP2: a ribosomal DNA (NTS-ETS) sequence as a target for species-specific molecular diagnosis of intestinal taeniasis in humans

Case Origin Sex Age (yrs) Species Proglottids Fecal samples
Sn HDP2 cPCRa Sn HDP2 qPCR Sn HDP2 cPCRa & qPCR MO
1 3 3 1 2 3
1 Spain Female 18 T. saginata + +       
2 France Male 47 T. saginata + +       
3 Spain Female 34 T. saginata + + + +   
4 Spain Male 33 T. saginata + +       
5 Spain Male 37 T. saginata + +       
6 Spain Female 29 T. saginata + +       
7 Spain Female 32 T. saginata    +    +   
8 Spain Female 33 T. saginata + + +    +   
9 Spain Female 84 T. saginata + +       
10 Paraguay Female 48 T. saginata + + + + + +
11 Bolivia Female 29 T. saginata + +       
12 Nicaragua Female 37 T. saginata + +       
13 Colombia Female 43 T. solium + +       
14 Ethiopia Female 65 T. saginata    +    +   
15 Unknown Male 35 T. saginata + +       
16 Unknown Female 34 T. saginata + +       
17 Unknown Male 15 T. saginata + +       
18 Unknown Male 47 T. saginata + +       
  1. aSn-HDP2 cPCR amplicons were sequenced
  2. Key: + positive; − negative