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Table 1 Distribution of patients according to clinical presentation

From: Hirschsprung’s disease in children: a five year experience at a University teaching hospital in northwestern Tanzania

Clinical presentation Frequency Percentages
Constipation 104 94.5
Abdominal distention 102 92.7
Wasting 73 66.4
Failure to thrive 68 61.8
Visible colonic peristalsis 25 22.7
Vomiting 25 22.7
Growth retardation 20 18.2
Fever 12 10.9
Spurious diarrhea 7 6.4