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Table 1 Individual parasitological and immunological results of the study population (n = 39)

From: Interleukin-10 and soil-transmitted helminth infections in Honduran children

Participant Age 1 (years) A . lumbricoides EPG 2 (intensity of infection) 3 T. trichiura EPG (intensity of infection) Hookworm EPG (intensity of infection) Number of STH 4 parasite species 5 Interleukin-10 (pg/mL) 6
1 ≥10 05 0 0 0 0.4
2 ≥10 0 0 0 0 1.8
3 ≥10 0 0 0 0 0.6
4 ≥10 0 0 0 0 7.2
5 ≥10 0 0 0 0 0.9
6 <10 0 0 0 0 0
7 <10 0 0 0 0 0.4
8 ≥10 0 0 0 0 0
9 ≥10 0 0 0 0 1.0
10 <10 0 0 0 0 5.2
11 <10 0 504 (light) 0 1 1.0
12 <10 1008 (light) 0 0 1 1.7
13 ≥10 0 960 (light) 0 1 0
14 <10 0 552 (light) 0 1 0
15 ≥10 0 0 144 (light) 1 0.7
16 <10 0 168 (light) 0 1 2.1
17 ≥10 0 360 (light) 0 1 0
18 <10 0 240 (light) 0 1 2.2
19 ≥10 0 0 120 (light) 1 0
20 <10 0 1488 (moderate) 0 1 4.3
21 <10 0 3576 (moderate) 0 1 6.6
22 ≥10 0 240 (light) 408 (light) 2 0
23 <10 30624 (moderate) 1704 (moderate) 0 2 0
24 <10 8160 (moderate) 288 (light) 0 2 3.0
25 <10 144 (light) 480 (light) 0 2 57.6
26 <10 20640 (moderate) 12960 (heavy) 0 2 1.5
27 ≥10 0 1200 (moderate) 1320 (light) 2 0
28 <10 0 1752 (moderate) 1032 (light) 2 6.4
29 ≥10 0 120 (light) 48 (light) 2 1.7
30 ≥10 0 10392 (heavy) 936 (light) 2 0
31 <10 336 (light) 1368 (moderate) 0 2 5.2
32 ≥10 15264 (moderate) 144 (light) 0 2 0.4
33 <10 12024 (moderate) 2568 (moderate) 360 (light) 3 3.4
34 <10 65880 (heavy) 1320 (moderate) 864 (light) 3 1.6
35 ≥10 3912 (light) 2640 (moderate) 144 (light) 3 0.5
36 ≥10 1152 (light) 24 (light) 72 (light) 3 105.0
37 ≥10 1728 (light) 1704 (moderate) 312 (light) 3 1.2
38 ≥10 10800 (moderate) 14400 (heavy) 1320 (light) 3 0
39 <10 7344 (moderate) 24 (light) 48 (light) 3 0
  1. Children were enrolled in primary schools located in seven rural communities of the Department of Olancho, Honduras.
  2. 1Research participants were 7–15 years of age.
  3. 2EPG: eggs per gram of feces.
  4. 3Intensity of infection as determined by the fecal eggs count are classified into light, moderate, or heavy infections as follows, respectively: for A. lumbricoides, 1–4,999 EPG, 5,000 – 49,999 EPG and ≥50,000 EPG; for T. trichiura, 1–999 EPG, 1,000–9,999 EPG and ≥10,000 EPG; and for hookworms, 1–1,999 EPG, 2,000–3,999 EPG and ≥4,000 EPG [1].
  5. 4STH: soil-transmitted helminth.
  6. 5A value of 0 indicates that no parasite eggs were observed in the microscopic analysis.
  7. 6A value of 0 pg/mL indicates that the sample contained undetectable (<0.2 pg/mL) levels of IL-10.
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