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Volume 17, Number 6—June 2011

CME ACTIVITY

Taenia solium Tapeworm Infection, Oregon, 2006–2009

Seth O’NealComments to Author , John Noh, Patricia Wilkins, William Keene, William Lambert, James Anderson, Jenifer Compton Luman, and John Townes
Author affiliations: Author affiliations: Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, Oregon, USA (S. O’Neal, W. Lambert, J. Anderson, J. Compton Luman, J. Townes); Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA (J. Noh, P. Wilkins); Oregon Department of Human Services, Portland (W. Keene)

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Table 4

Demographic and clinical characteristics of case-patients with investigated and noninvestigated cysticercosis , Oregon, 2006–2009*

Characteristic† Eligible for household investigation
No. (%) not eligible, n = 40 p value‡
No. (%) investigated, n = 22 No. (%) not Investigated, n = 10
Male sex
14 (64)
9 (90)
23 (58)
0.16
Lesions
1 6 (27) 2 (20) 14 (35) 0.55
>1
16 (73)
8 (80)
26 (65)

Lesion location
Parenchymal 17 (77) 9 (90) 35 (88) 0.21
Extraparenchymal 2 (9) 1 (10) 0
Mixed
3 (14)
0
5 (13)

Lesion stage
Cystic 6 (27) 1 (10) 15 (38) 0.15
Calcified 8 (36) 8 (80) 16 (40)
Mixed
8 (36)
1 (10)
9 (23)

EITB LLGP positive 9 (41)

*EITB LLGP, enzyme-linked immunoelectrotransfer blot for antibodies against lentil lection–bound glycoprotein of Taenia solium cysts.
†Median age, y (interquartile range): investigated, 31 (28–37); not investigated, 42 (35–57); not eligible, 35 (25–43); p = 0.15 by Kruskal-Wallis χ2 test.
‡By Fisher exact test.

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