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Table 1 Clinical features of patients with acute appendicitis (N = 139)

From: Clinicopathological review of 156 appendicectomies for acute appendicitis in children in Ile-Ife, Nigeria: a retrospective analysis

Clinical features No. of patients (%)
Abdominal pain 139 (100.0)
 Migratory right iliac fossa pain 102 (73.4%)
 Generalized abdominal pain 37 (26.6%)
Anorexia 127 (91.4)
Vomiting 114 (82.0)
Fever 99 (71.2)
 Normal temperature (36.6 – 37.2°C) 40 (28.8%)
 Low grade fever (37.2 – 37.9) 54 (38.8%)
 High grade fever (>38.0°C) 45 (32.4)
Diarrhoea 40 (28.8)
Constipation 27 (19.4)
Abdominal distension 25 (18.0)
Dehydration 35 (25.2)