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Table 2 Demographic, clinical and parasitological characteristics of the patients (N = 36) and lesions (N = 71)

From: High-resolution infrared thermography: a new tool to assess tungiasis-associated inflammation of the skin

Characteristics of patients (N = 36)
 Age in years, median (IQR) 14.5 (10.25–18.75)
 Female/male 20/16
 Number of lesions, median (IQR/min-max)a 1.5 (1.0–2.0/1–250)
 mSSAT, median (IQR)b 2.0 (0.0–4.0)
 mSSCT, median (IQR)b 1.0 (0.0–3.0)
 Presence of painb, N (%) 18/36 (50.0%)
 Presence of pruritusb, N (%) 17/36 (70.8%)
 Deformed/lost toe nails, N (%) 11/36 (16.9%)
Characteristics of lesions (N = 71)a
 Viable lesions (stages I–III)b, N (%) 59/71 (83.1%)
 Non-viable lesions (stages IV–V)b, N (%) 5/71 (7.1%)
 Manipulated lesionsb, N (%) 7/71 (9.8.0%)
 Lesions with acute local inflammationc, N (%) 59/71 (83.1%)
 Lesions with chronic local inflammationd, N (%) 54/71 (76.1%)
 Lesions with bacterial superinfectione, N (%) 13/71 (18.4%)
 Presence of fissures, N (%) 8/71 (11.3%)
 Presence of ulcers, N (%) 9/71 (12.7%)
  1. aPatient RNR was excluded from analysis as the number of lesions was not countable
  2. bSee the ‘Methods’ section
  3. cLesion presenting with desquamation and/or oedema and/or erythema and/or warmness and/or ulcer and/or fissure
  4. dLesion presenting with hyperkeratosis and/or hypertrophic nail rim and/or nail deformation and/or lost nail and/or chronic oedema and/or scar
  5. ePresence of pustules, suppuration or an abscess