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Table 3 Frequency of different Blastocystis subtypes isolated from CP including CRC and COGT groups and NC group of investigated patients

From: Predominance and association risk of Blastocystis hominis subtype I in colorectal cancer: a case control study

Investigated groups (n) Recovered subtypes of Blastocystis
no. (%)
I II V
CP (38) CRC (22) 17 (44.7) a 12 (54.5) b, c, d, e 13 (34.2) 6 (27.3) 8 (21.1) 4 (18.2)
COGT (16) 5 (31.3) 7 (43.7) 4 (25)
NC (12) 2 (16.7) 7 (58.3) 3 (25)
Total (50) 19 (38) 20 (40) 11 (22)
  1. Cancer patients (CP); Colorectal cancer (CRC); COGT (Cancer outside gastrointestinal tract); Non cancer (NC)
  2. asubtype I in CP group against subtype I in NC group (P = 0.013)
  3. bsubtype I in CRC group against subtype I in NC group (P = 0.004)
  4. csubtype I in CRC group against subtype I in COGT group (P = 0.024)
  5. dsubtype I in CRC group against subtype II in the same group (P = 0.019)
  6. esubtype I in CRC group against subtype V in the same group (P = 0.018)