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Table 3 Clinical features in 139 patients with abdominal tuberculosis

From: Clinical features and outcomes of abdominal tuberculosis in southeastern Korea: 12 years of experience

Characteristic All patients (n = 139) Luminal TB (n = 69) Peritoneal TB (n = 28) Nodal TB (n = 7) Visceral TB (n = 23) Mixed TB (n = 12)
Abdominal pain 48 (34.5%) 23 (33.3%) 7 (25.0%) 3 (42.9%) 9 (39.1%) 6 (50.0%)
Fever 16 (11.5%) 5 (7.2%) 6 (21.4%) 0 (0%) 3 (13.0%) 2 (16.7%)
Anorexia 9 (6.5%) 6 (8.7%) 1 (3.6%) 1 (14.3%) 0 (0%) 1 (8.3%)
Body weight loss 5 (3.6%) 4 (5.8%) 1 (3.6%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
Abdominal distension 29 (21.0%) 2 (2.9%) 22 (78.6%) a, e, f, g 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (41.7%) d, j
Bloody stool 11 (7.9%) 10 (14.5%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (4.3%) 0 (0%)
Dyspnea 2 (1.4%) 0 (0%) 1 (3.6%) 0 (0%) 1 (4.3%) 0 (0%)
Diarrhea 6 (4.3%) 5 (7.2%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8.3%)
Hematuria 1 (0.7%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (4.3%) 0 (0%)
Dysuria 2 (1.4%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (8.7%) 0 (0%)
Palpable mass 3 (2.2%) 1 (1.4%) 0 (0%) 1 (14.3%) 1 (4.3%) 0 (0%)
Scrotal swelling 1 (0.7%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (4.3%) 0 (0%)
Jaundice 1 (0.7%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14.3%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
No symptom 31 (22.3%) 23 (33.3%) a, d 1 (3.6%) 2 (28.6%) 5 (21.7%) 0 (0%)
  1. Data are presented as the median (interquartile range) for continuous data and percentages for categorical data
  2. a: P < 0.05 Luminal TB vs. Peritoneal TB, b: P < 0.05 Luminal TB vs. Nodal TB, c: P < 0.05 Luminal TB vs. Visceral TB, d: P < 0.05 Luminal TB vs. Mixed TB, e: P < 0.05 Peritoneal TB vs. Nodal TB, f: P < 0.05 Peritoneal TB vs. Visceral TB, g: P < 0.05 Peritoneal TB vs. Mixed TB, h: P < 0.05 Nodal TB vs. Visceral TB, i: P < 0.05 Nodal TB vs. Mixed TB, j: P < 0.05 Visceral TB vs. Mixed TB