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Table 4 Clinical signs and symptoms in patients being studied, in regards to ultrasonographic findings

From: Ultrasonography in diagnosis of appendicitis and its complications in pediatric patients: a cross-sectional study

Signs and symptomsNormal appendicitisInflamed appendixNon-visible appendixp value
Abdominal pain35 (94.6%)48 (98%)33 (94.3%)0.633
Loss of appetite12 (32.4%)24 (49%)17 (48.6%)0.247
Nausea19 (51.4%)29 (59.2%)19 (54.3%)0.761
Tenderness28 (75.7%)45 (91.8%)29 (82.9%)0.120
Rebound tenderness1 (2.7%)11 (22.4%)9 (25.7%)0.017
Abdominal guarding1 (2.7%)6 (12.2%)8 (22.9%)0.035
Mean WBC count10855.2±3591.716533.2±5112.013339.4± 4613.20.355