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A 32-year-old male asked:

Its been 2 weeks now, since i recovered from typhoid, what tests would doc make to confirm that i am not at risk and not the carrier any more..?

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Dr. Corey Clay
Allergy and Immunology 11 years experience
Close monitoring for: 3 months as 5-10% of patients treated with antibiotics will relapse. Usually this occurs after a 1-2 weeks. With relapse, blood cultures are generally positive and antibody titers rise from intra-treatment levels. Notably, this bacterium is capable of rapid antigenic variation so you will not be immune. You may be checked for gallstones that harbor bacteria and need a monthly stool culture x3
Last updated Mar 12, 2015

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