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Table 1 Baseline characteristics and clinical manifestations

From: Intestinal capillariasis in the 21stcentury: clinical presentations and role of endoscopy and imaging

Characteristics n
Male gender, n (%) 20 (77)
Patients’ habitat, n (%)   
  Urban 8 (31)
  Rural 17 (65)
  Both 1 (4)
Ingestion of raw fish, n (%) 14/15 (93)
Median duration of symptoms, month (range) 5.5 (1-60)
  Less than 2 wk 0  
  2 wk - 2 months 1 (4)
  > 2-6 months 14 (54)
  > 6-12 months 6 (23)
   More than 12 months 5 (19)
Chief complaint, n (%)   
  Chronic diarrhea 20/26 (77)
  Abdominal pain 3/26 (11.5)
  Edema 3/26 (11.5)
Chronic diarrhea, n (%) 24/26 (93)
Abdominal pain, n (%) 18/26 (70)
Edema, n (%) 25/26 (97)
Anemia, n (%) 13/26 (50)
Weight loss, n (%) 23/25 (92)
Median weight loss (range) 13 kg (4-27)
  Median % of weight loss from baseline (range) 23% (10-40)
  Features of generalized malabsorption, n (%) 14/24 (59)
Borborygmi, n (%) 10/11 (91)