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Table 1 Clinical and para-clinical characterisitics of diffuse community acquired peritonitis in Limbe and Buea Regioanl Hospitals

From: Which cause of diffuse peritonitis is the deadliest in the tropics? A retrospective analysis of 305 cases from the South-West Region of Cameroon

Clinical and para-clinical findings Number Percentage
Abdominal pain 305 100
Nausea/vomiting 128 42
Diarrhea/constipation 214 70.1
Fever or hypothermia 253 83
Tachycardia 219 71.8
Tachypnoea 133 43.6
Abdominal distention 198 64.7
Signs of peritoneal irritation 277 90.8
Signs of shock 138 45.1
Leucocyte count >12.000 138/196 80.4
Leucocyte count < 4000 32/196 16.3
Pneumoperitoneum 86/231 37.22
Air fluid levels 82/231 35.5
Suggestive ultrasound findings 156/238 96.9