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    Default the use of "present with"

    I came across a sentence in an article:
    Thirty-nine per cent of 241 patients presented with a CD4 count <200 cells/microL.

    I tried to find more examples of this kind on the internet, and found a similar one:

    Over a 4-year period, patients presented with SVCS in the presence of mediastinal mass and referred for EBUS-TBNA were enrolled for the study.

    The only difference is that “present with” in the first sentence is used in active voice while in the second it is used in passive voice.
    I wonder if both of them are correct and what they actually mean, because I can’t find similar use of “present” in the dictionary.

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    Default Re: the use of "present with"

    In this medical context "to present" means to seek attention for a medical problem or symptom.
    "As winter approaches most doctors find more and more patients presenting with symptoms of influenza".

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    Default Re: the use of "present with"

    It might also mean 'exhibited', 'showed' or simply 'had'.

    (Macmillan)


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    Default Re: the use of "present with"

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    It might also mean 'exhibited', 'showed' or simply 'had'.

    (Macmillan)


    Rover
    Thank you very much. Now I get it.

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