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Volume 15, Number 11—November 2009


Imported Infectious Diseases in Mobile Populations, Spain

Begoña Monge-Maillo, B. Carolina Jiménez, José A. Pérez-Molina, Francesca Norman, Miriam Navarro, Ana Pérez-Ayala, Juan M. Herrero, Pilar Zamarrón, and Rogelio López-VélezComments to Author 
Author affiliations: Ramón y Cajal Hospital, Madrid, Spain

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Table 4

Infectious diseases diagnoses in asymptomatic patients, Tropical Medicine Unit, Ramón y Cajal Hospital, Madrid, Spain, 1989–2008

Diagnostic category and disease Asymptomatic cases, no. (%), n = 396
Tropical infectious diseases
Filariasis 36 (9.1)
Intestinal parasites 35 (8.8)
Malaria 15 (3.8)
Chagas disease 43 (10.9)
Schistosomiasis 5 (1.3)
Transmissible infectious diseases
Latent tuberculosis 160 (40.4)
Active tuberculosis 3 (0.7)
Hepatotropic virus, acute infection* 2 (0.5)
Hepatotropic virus, chronic infection† 40 (10.1)
Sexually transmitted infections‡ 10 (2.5)
HIV infection 19 (4.8)
Common infectious diseases
Respiratory tract infections 0
Gastrointestinal bacterial infections 10 (2.5)
Urinary tract infections 9 (2.3)
Skin infections
9 (2.3)
Infrequent infections 8 (2.0)

*Acute infections with hepatotropic virus caused by hepatitis A virus, hepatitis B virus, hepatitis E virus, cytomegalovirus, and Epstein-Barr virus.
†Chronic infections with hepatotropic virus were caused by hepatitis B virus, hepatitis C virus, and hepatitis D virus.
‡Sexually transmitted infections comprised syphilis, bacterial vaginosis, trichomoniasis, gonococcal urethritis, Chlamydia trachomatis, and genital herpes virus.

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