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Table 1 Clinical presentation

From: Clinical profile and outcome of surgical treatment of perforated peptic ulcers in Northwestern Tanzania: A tertiary hospital experience

Clinical presentation Frequency Percentage
Severe abdominal pain 82 97.6
Abdominal distention 64 76.2
Vomiting 31 36.9
Nausea 30 35.7
Severe dyspepsia 28 33.3
Constipation 25 29.8
Fever 18 21.4
Shock 28 33.3
Abdominal tenderness 74 88.1
Classical signs of peritonitis 56 66.7