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Table 7 Association between patients’ symptoms and CDT status respective to underlying diseases condition (n = 2036)

From: Pancreatic disease patients are at higher risk for Clostridium difficile infection compared to those with other co-morbidities

Symptoms Pancreatic diseases (%) Hepatic diseases (%) Renal diseases (%) Malignancies (%) Miscellaneous diseases (%) p-value
Bloody diarrhea
 Pos 6 4 4 7 15 0.65
 Neg 10 5 15 26 32
 Total 16 9 19 33 47  
Watery diarrhea
 Pos 69 30 50 65 71 0.06
 Neg 158 115 214 245 251
 Total 227 145 264 310 322  
Mucus in stool
 Pos 42 17 20 31 31 0.29
 Neg 108 63 89 131 140
 Total 150 80 109 162 171  
Abdominal pain
 Pos 55 28 27 49 39 0.07
 Neg 129 69 118 159 170
 Total 184 97 145 208 209  
Fever
 Pos 49 17 23 58 41 0.18
 Neg 119 57 108 219 171
 Total 168 74 131 277 212  
  1. CDT Clostridium difficile toxins, Pos positive, Neg negative