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Table 1 Blastocystis faecal microscopy, XIVC and PCR results before and after triple antibiotic therapy

From: Clinical pilot study: efficacy of triple antibiotic therapy in Blastocystis positive irritable bowel syndrome patients

Patient identity Time Faecal microscopy PCR-WONG PCR-ST1 specific PCR-ST3 specific PCR-ST4 Clearance
   Faeces XIVC Faeces XIVC Faeces XIVC Faeces XIVC Faeces XIVC  
1 Baseline + + ST4* ST6* Negative   Negative ST3* Negative ST4  
  Day 15 Negative Negative ST4* Negative Negative Negative ST3 Negative Negative Negative Yes
  Week 6 Negative Negative Negative Negative        Yes
2 Baseline + + ST7* Negative Negative   Negative   Negative   
  Day 15 + + + Negative        No
  Week 6 + + ST7* Negative Negative   Negative   Negative   No
3 Baseline +   ST1*   ST1   Negative   Negative   
  Day 15 + + +   Negative   Negative   Negative   No
  Week 6 + + Negative Negative        No
4 Baseline + + Negative ST3* Negative Negative Negative ST3 Negative Negative  
  Day 15 Negative Negative Negative Negative        Yes
  Week 6 Negative Negative Negative Negative        Yes
5 Baseline + + ST4* Negative Negative   ST3*   ST4   
  Day 15 Negative + Negative ST6* Negative   ST3*   Negative   No
  Week 6 Negative + ST4* Negative Negative   ST3*   ST4   No
6 Baseline + + ST4* Negative Negative   Negative   ST4   
  Day 15 Negative Negative ST1* Negative Negative   Negative   Negative   Yes
  Week 6 Negative Negative Negative Negative        Yes
7 Baseline + Negative Negative ST4* Negative   ST3*   Negative   
  Day 15 Negative Negative Negative Negative        Yes
  Week 6 Negative Negative Negative Negative        Yes
8 Baseline + + ST8* ST8* Negative Negative Negative Negative Negative Negative  
  Day 15 +   ST8*   Negative   Negative   Negative   No
  Week 6 + + ST8* ST8* Negative Negative Negative Negative Negative Negative No
9 Baseline + + Negative ST3*   Negative   ST3   Negative  
  Day 15 Negative   Negative         Yes
  Week 6 Negative Negative Negative Negative        Yes
10 Baseline + + Negative ST3*   Negative   ST3   Negative  
  Day 15 + + ST3* Negative Negative   ST3   Negative   No
  Week 6 Negative Negative Negative Negative        Yes
  1. XIVC: xenic invitro culture.
  2. Polymerase chain reaction PCR.
  3. *Sequenced.