TABLE 3.

Characteristics of the 16 patients with severe acquired toxoplasmosis

CharacteristicResult for patienta:Totalb
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Yr-mo of illness95-1096-196-497-1097-1298-398-399-100-300-401-201-301-401-1102-102-3
ResidenceRuralSLMRuralCayenneRuralRuralRuralRuralSLMRuralRuralRuralSt. GeorgesRuralCayenneRural
HospitalSLMSLMSLMCayenneCayenneCayenneCayenneCayenneSLMCayenneSLMSLMCayenneCayenneCayenneCayenne
GenderMaleMaleMaleMaleFemaleFemaleMaleMaleMaleFemaleMaleMaleMaleMaleMaleMalec
Age (yr)17472727336524242921312853172240d
OriginCreoleMetroBush- inengeCreoleMetroAmerindianAmerindianMetroMetroAmerindianBushinengeMetroMetroAmerindianCreoleAmerindian
Delay before admission (days)8902131117151721771415181210e
Antibiotics before diagnosisYesYesYes?YesYesYesNoNoYesYesYesYesNoYesYes13
Antimalarial(s)HNoNoNoQ-DYes (?)Yes (?)HNoHHNoHNoNoH10
Game consumption
    Recent consump- tionYes?YesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesNoYesYesNo13
    Animal(s) eatenPeccaryPeccary?Tapir??ArmadilloTapirDeerDeerPeccaryTapirVarious
    Delay before symptoms (days)108121014671412NDf
    Undercooked gameYesYesYesYesNoYesYesYesYesNo8
  • a SLM, Saint Laurent du Maroni; Metro, French mainland; H, halofantrine; Q-D, quinine plus doxycycline; ND, not determined.

  • b Unless otherwise noted, values are total numbers of patients with characteristic.

  • c Total number of patients by gender: 13 males and 3 females.

  • d Median age, 28 years; mean age, 32 years (95% CI, 25.2 to 45.3 years).

  • e Median delay, 15 days; mean delay, 20 days (95% CI, 8.3 to 32.3 days).

  • f Median delay, 10 days; mean delay, 10.3 days (95% CI, 8.4 to 12.2 days).