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Table 1 Preoperative data

From: Spectrum of perforation peritonitis in Pakistan: 300 cases Eastern experience

S no Variable no %
1 Clinical presentation   
  Abdominal pain 235 78.3
  Abdominal distention 135 45.0
  Altered bowel habit 80 26.6
  Nausea vomiting 64 21.3
  Fever 60 20.0
  Septicemia 60 20.0
  Positive H/O NSAIDs 45 15.0
2 Positive findings on investigations   
  Pneumoperitoneum 212 70.6
  Air fluid level 90 30.0
  Hypokalemia 180 60.0
  Hyponatremia 135 45.0
  Raised blood urea&creatinine 27 09.0
3 Time for resuscitation   
  More than 12 hours 210 70.0
  Less than 12 hours 90 30.0
4 Associated co morbid   
  Family H/O Tuberculosis 90 30.0
  Pulmonary tuberculosis 60 20.0
  Renal problem 62 20.6
  Diabetes mellitus 45 15.0
  Malignancy 33 11.0
  Hypertension 30 10.0