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Table 4 Characteristics of IS patients with clinical symptoms

From: Clinicopathologic study of intestinal spirochetosis in Japan with special reference to human immunodeficiency virus infection status and species types: analysis of 5265 consecutive colorectal biopsies

Case Ages as ranges Clinical Symptoms Endoscopic findings Length of IS (μm) Results of PCR
1 55-59 Abdominal pain, diarrhea TA 3 A
2 60-64 Abdominal pain TA 4.2 P
3 70-74 Abdominal pain TA, HP 4 ND
4 50-54 Abdominal pain TA 3 A
5 60-64 Abdominal pain ADC 2.5 ND
6 45-49 Abdominal pain TA 3.5 ND
7 55-59 Abdominal pain Normal 4 P
8 50-54 Diarrhea TA 3 A
9 60-64 Diarrhea TA 4 ND
10 70-74 Loose stool SSAP 3 A
11 60-64 Loose stool HP, TA 2.5 A,P
12 45-49 HIV+, diarrhea Normal 8 P
13 40-44 HIV+, diarrhea Normal 11 P
14 45-49 HIV+, diarrhea Normal 7 P
  1. F, female; M, male; TA, tubular adenoma; HP, hyperplastic polyp; SSAP, sessile serrated adenoma/polyp; ADC, adenocarcinoma; A, B. aalborgi; P, B. pilosicoli; ND, not detected.