Table 27Physical features and laboratory tests with associated scores(141)

Physical feature or laboratory testScore
Visible distension of abdomen−39
First degree relative with ‘colitis’−35
Feeling of distension−34
Flatulence−33
Irregular bowel movements−26
ESR >17mm/hr134
Blood in stool112
Age >4595
Leucocytosis > 10,000/cc85
Fever 37–39°C74
Neoplastic disease in first-degree relative33

From: 11, Lower gastrointestinal cancer

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