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Table 2 Reported clinical signs in adult patients consulting a GP for acute diarrhea (complementary survey)

From: Acute diarrhea in adults consulting a general practitioner in France during winter: incidence, clinical characteristics, management and risk factors

  Patients with acute diarrhea (N = 192) (%)
Average time before consultation ± sd (days) 1.6 ± 1.8
Average duration of diarrhea ± sd (days) 2.0 ± 1.8
Average number of stools in the last 24 h ± sd 5.7 ± 2.8
Average max. number of stools per day ± sd 6.0 ± 2.9
Mucous diarrhea 29 (15.1%)
Bloody diarrhea 2 (1.0%)
Watery diarrhea 170 (88.5%)
Abdominal pain 175 (91.1%)
Nausea 160 (83.3%)
Vomiting 119 (62.0%)
Average duration ± sd (days) 1.0 ± 1.1
Fever 83 (43.2%)
Average body temperature ± sd (°C) 38.4 ± 0.5
Average duration ± sd (days) 1.4 ± 1.3
Dehydration 8 (4.2%)
Other symptoms 8 (4.2%)