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Table 6 Incidence of fecal parasites at baseline and study week 28 in the overall populationa

From: Cow’s milk-based beverage consumption in 1- to 4-year-olds and allergic manifestations: an RCT

Type of parasite 12–24 months of age n (%) 25–48 months of age n (%)
Giardia duodenalis
 Baseline 21 (21.6) 38 (24.4)
 Week 28 36 (37.9) 37 (25.7)
Blastocystis hominis
 Baseline 2 (2.1) 4 (2.6)
 Week 28 6 (6.3) 7 (4.9)
Endolimax nana
 Baseline 0 (0) 9 (5.8)
 Week 28 5 (5.3) 4 (2.8)
Entamoeba coli
 Baseline 0 (0) 7 (4.5)
 Week 28 0 (0) 8 (5.6)
Ascaris lumbricoides
 Baseline 1 (1.0) 3 (1.9)
 Week 28 0 (0) 4 (2.8)
Trichuris trichiura
 Baseline 0 (0) 3 (1.9)
 Week 28 0 (0) 4 (2.8)
Cryptosporidium sp.
 Baseline 3 (3.1) 0 (0)
 Week 28 0 (0) 0 (0)
Entamoeba histolytica
 Baseline 0 (0) 0 (0)
 Week 28 0 (0) 1 (0.7)
  1. aParticipants from both study groups combined. Participants who were symptomatic as per physician’s evaluation received anti-parasite treatment during the study