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Table 1 Overall characteristics of patients with amebic colitis

From: Clinical manifestations and endoscopic findings of amebic colitis in a United States-Mexico border city: a case series

No. Sex Age Main symptom Secondary symptom Physical findings Duration of symptoms (days) Diagnosis (amebic trophozoites)
1 F 45 Abdominal distension Emesis Abdominal distention, RLQ tenderness with a palpable mass 5 Colon biopsy (+)
2 F 83 Diarrhea Abdominal pain Abdominal distension, decreased bowel sounds 14 Colon biopsy (+)
3 M 38 Diarrhea Fever Diffuse tenderness to palpation 7 Colon biopsy: Non-diagnostic Stool (+)
4 M 46 Diarrhea Abdominal distention, diffuse tenderness 14 Colon biopsy (+)
5 M 70 Diarrhea Abdominal pain Tender to palpation LLQ 10 Colon biopsy (+) Stool (+)
6 F 60 Diarrhea Abdominal pain Diffuse abdominal tenderness 14 Colon biopsy (+)
7 M 45 Hematochezia Rectal pain Normal abdominal exam 14 Colon biopsy (+)
8 M 44 Hematochezia Rectal discomfort Diffuse abdominal tenderness 7 Colon biopsy (+) Stool (+)
9 M 76 Hematochezia Anemia Normal abdominal exam 180 Colon biopsy (+)
  1. RLQ Right lower quadrant, LLQ left lower quadrant, NS None stated