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World J Gastroenterol. Mar 28, 2006; 12(12): 1941-1944
Published online Mar 28, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i12.1941
Table 1 Characteristics of 9 patients with G. lamblia infection among the 137 complaining of symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and/or dyspepsia (FD: functional dyspepsia; OD: organic dyspepsia) or displaying lactose intolerance (LI)
PatientAge (yr)SexSymptomsIBSLIFDOD
161MAbdominal pain, constipation/diarrhea+-+-
238FAbdominal pain, diarrhea, pirosis++-+
333MAbdominal pain, diarrhea+---
426FAbdominal pain and bloating, constipation++--
548MAbdominal pain, diarrhea++--
647MAbdominal pain, diarrhea, pirosis+-+-
737MAbdominal pain and bloating, diarrhea+--+
826MAbdominal pain and bloating, diarrhea+++-
939MAbdominal pain, diarrhea+---