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What are tests for typhoid fever?

What are tests for typhoid fever?

Blood culture: The best way to diagnose typhoid (after asking the right questions and clinical suspicion!) is to culture blood, stool, or sometimes even bone marrow. The older "widal test" (demonstrating anti-somatic and anti-flagellar antibodies in blood) is unreliable, but often used in the developing world due to its low cost. There are newer antigen/antibody tests becoming available. ...Read more

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Typhoid Fever (Definition)

A bacterial infection that can cause diarrhea and fever. It is more common in developing countries and it is caused by ingesting ...Read more


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How to know if I have typhoid fever?

How to know if I have typhoid fever?

Typhoid: Persons with typhoid fever usually have a sustained fever as high as 103° to 104° F (39° to 40° C). They may also feel weak, or have stomach pains, headache, or loss of appetite. In some cases, patients have a rash of flat, rose-colored spots. The only way to know for sure if an illness is typhoid fever is to have samples of stool or blood tested for the presence of Salmonella Typhi. ...Read more

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Why isn't my typhoid fever going away?

Why isn't my typhoid fever going away?

We can not answer: We can not asnswer your question as we do not know what antibiotics you are taking and if you are hospitalized for it
Typhoid Fever is a serious infectious disease and most of the time treated in the hospital after confirming with blood and stool and other tests and treated with IV Antibiotics under medical supervision
Discuss your case with your doctor and follow up with him/her ...Read more

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What are symptoms of typhoid fever like?

What are symptoms of typhoid fever like?

Fever/abdominal pain: Fever often high.loss of appetite, Constipation, some times diarrhea, abdominal pain in a country where Typhoid is endemic like India and others. Patients look sick. ...Read more

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What is the symptoms of typhoid fever like?

What is the symptoms of typhoid fever like?

Fever and belly pain: Typhoid usually presents with progressive fever and abdominal fever, with constipation rather than diarrhea, over a week when altered mental status begins, so-called coma vigil. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of typhoid fever in someone?

What are the symptoms of typhoid fever in someone?

Fever: Which increases step-wise so that at the end of the first week is continuously high, abdominal pain and confusion, so called coma vigil. ...Read more

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How to know that your surffing from typhoid fever?

How to know that your surffing from typhoid fever?

Typhoid: Persons with typhoid fever usually have a sustained fever as high as 103° to 104° F (39° to 40° C). They may also feel weak, or have stomach pains, headache, or loss of appetite. In some cases, patients have a rash of flat, rose-colored spots. The only way to know for sure if an illness is typhoid fever is to have samples of stool or blood tested for the presence of Salmonella Typhi. ...Read more

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Are some people immune to typhoid fever?

Are some people immune to typhoid fever?

NO Natural Immunity: No there is no one who is immune to it unless given Typhoid Vaccine which provides temporary immunity in 50to70% of cases and can be given as shot or orally.
Oral Vaccine lasts for 5 years and you need a booster after that. And Injectable vaccine will give you immunity which lasts only for 2 years and you need a booster ...Read more

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What types of doctors treats typhoid fever?

What types of doctors treats typhoid fever?

Anybody: Any competent doctor can treat typhoid fever, but since not many doctors in the usa have seen this disease it may be best to have an infectious diseases expert involved in its management. ...Read more

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What's the scientific name for typhoid fever?

What's the scientific name for typhoid fever?

Typhoid fever: Is the name of the disease. It is caused by salmonella typhi, actually salmonella enterica serotype typhi. The name means typhus-like. The word typhus comes from the greek for cloudy, referring to the altered mental status that can occur, so-called coma vigil. ...Read more

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Why does leukopenia occur in someone with typhoid fever?

Response to infectio: As a reaction to infection with Salmonella Typhi there is leukopenia with relative lymphocytosis. And returns to normal in 3to4weeks after treatment ...Read more

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What causes typhoid fever, and how long is one contagious?

What causes typhoid fever, and how long is one contagious?

Bacteria: Typhoid is caused by a bacteria called salmonella typhi. It is common in under developed countries where clean potable water and good sewage systems are not available. Most us cases occur in those who have traveled and been exposed to contaminated food or water. Infected people excrete the bacteria in their stools for up to 3 months, so they are contagious until the diarrhea resolves. ...Read more

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How would you treat typhoid fever in a three year old boy?

How would you treat typhoid fever in a three year old boy?

Typhoid: Some of the antimicrobials used for typhoid are not ideal in childhood. If sensitive, Ampicillin could be used, otherwise ceftriaxone. ...Read more

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Does being around cat urine cause typhoid fever on my baby?

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Does being around cat urine cause typhoid fever on my baby?

No: Typhoid fever is an infection transmitted from another infected individual. In addition, typhoid fever is almost exclusively limited to those traveled to endemic area, typically the third world. ...Read more

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Can a person masturbate once a week or month when he has typhoid fever.

Can a person masturbate once a week or month when he has typhoid fever.

Yes: masturbation is fine even with typhoid fever, as long as you feel up to it. Be sure to continue your antibiotics until they are finished. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if I suffering from typhoid fever, my skin going to turn black?

Can you tell me if I suffering from typhoid fever, my skin going to turn black?

Unlikely: Persons with typhoid fever usually have a sustained fever as high as 103° to 104° F (39° to 40° C). They may also feel weak, or have stomach pains, headache, or loss of appetite. In some cases, patients have a rash of flat, rose-colored spots (not black). The only way to know for sure if an illness is typhoid fever is to have samples of stool or blood tested for the presence of Salmonella Typhi. ...Read more

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If a? Patient with typhoid fever is treated properly, can he become healthy in a week?

If a? Patient with typhoid fever is treated properly, can he become healthy in a week?

Doubtful: This disease, even when appropriately treated may remain symptomatic for 10 to 14 days or more despite antibiotics. ...Read more

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Please tell me if there is any difference between typhoid fever and typhoid hepatitis?

Please tell me if there is any difference between typhoid fever and typhoid hepatitis?

Fever and liver: Typhoid Fever is caused by bacteria called Salmonella Typhi and is a serious infectious Disease and most of the time does not cause Hepatitis
Typhoid Hepatitis is seen rarely in patients infected with Typhoid Fever. And causes Jaundice, liver enlargement and elevated liver enzymes. In areas where Typhoid fever is endemic it may be confused with othere causes of Hepatitis like Hep A or Hep B ...Read more

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Can one have typhoid fever even after the antibitotic course is over. If yes how long can it last. Thanks?

Can one have typhoid fever even after the antibitotic course is over. If yes how long can it last. Thanks?

It's possible: Best first step is to return to the doctor's office and have an exam, followed by possible further testing and treatment, if necessary. ...Read more

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I am a 23 year old male, I have been diagonalised for typhoid fever twice in the spane of a year. Naw I feel very weak please help.

Typhoid fever: Be sure you follow up with an infectious disease specialist. Especially since it is recurrent. Patients with typhoid typically have travelled outside the usa. You should have a work up that includes other infectious diseases, such as malaria. ...Read more

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Typhoid fever treatment?

Typhoid fever treatment?

Antibiotics: Typhoid Fever after the diagnosis is treated with Antibiotics like Ciprofloxacin, ceftriaxone and Azithromycine
But drug resistant Typhoid Fever is increasing in incidence all over the world
Talk to your Doctor ...Read more

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What is the treatment for typhoid fever?

What is the treatment for typhoid fever?

With Antibiotics: Typhoid Fever after the diagnosis is treated with Antibiotics like Ciprofloxacin, ceftriaxone, Azithromycine&Bactrim
But drug resistant Typhoid Fever is increasing in incidence all over the world
Talk to your Doctor ...Read more

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How the typhoid fever will cure?

With Antibiotics: Typhoid Fever after the diagnosis is treated with Antibiotics like Ciprofloxacin, ceftriaxone and Azithromycine
But drug resistant Typhoid Fever is increasing in incidence all over the world
Talk to your Doctor ...Read more

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Can we do workout in typhoid fever?

Can we do workout in typhoid fever?

Typhoid is serious: From my experience, people with typhoid fever/enteric fever are really sick, weak, debilitated. I would suggest some rest.
But if you feel energetic enough to exercise, good for you!
just don't get dehydrated! ...Read more

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Who is at risk of getting typhoid fever?

Who is at risk of getting typhoid fever?

Travellors ToEndemic: All travelers to countries where Typhoid is endemic and personal hygiene is poor like hand washing in food handlers and if you have not received the Typhoid Vaccine
Than you are at risk for getting infected with Typhoid Fever
To prevent getting Typhoid while travelling to those countries get Vaccine against Typhoid Fever is most important to protect yourself. And don't eat in cheap places ...Read more

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What are common symptoms of typhoid fever?

What are common symptoms of typhoid fever?

HighFeverLethargy&am: The incubation is 1to2 weeks. Symptoms include
High Fever as high as 104 degree
Headaches
Poor Appetite
Lethargy
Generalised Aches and Pains
Diarrhea or constipation
Abdominal Pain
Chest congestion may develop in many patients
10% of patients have relapse with recurrent symptoms after feeling better for 1to2 weeks.
In some cases patients have rash flat rose color spots ...Read more

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What's the initial symptoms of typhoid fever?

What's the initial symptoms of typhoid fever?

Multiple: A gradual step-wise increase in fevers, often to as high as 105+, constipation, lassitude, malaise, shaking chills. ...Read more

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Is typhoid fever common anywhere in the word?

InDevelopingCountrie: It is common only in developing or under developed countries in Asia, Africa and South America. It is rare in USA and other European countries and most cases are in people who have travelled in those countries.
It is due to poor hygiene in contaminated water and food handlers not washing their hands properly and contaminated food ...Read more

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How harmful for your health is typhoid fever?

How harmful for your health is typhoid fever?

Quite curable: The symptoms can be mild or severe and include increasing high fever, headache, abdominal pain, constipation or diarrhea, rose-colored spots on the trunk and an enlarged spleen and liver. With antibiotic treatment, the death rate is less than 1% so the key is to recognizing it before it possibly becomes deadly. Less than 5% of people become carriers and can pass it on chronically. ...Read more

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What medicine is used to clear typhoid fever?

What medicine is used to clear typhoid fever?

Antibiotics/cipro: To treat and cure typhoid fever you need to be given antibiotics, like Cipro (ciprofloxacin) iv, but in pregnant women you can use ceftriaxone.
Beside that supportive therapy IV fluids etc. ...Read more

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Can you tell me the history of typhoid fever?

In 400 character or: Less, Probably not adequately. Karl Eberth first described the bacillus that was believed to cause typhoid in 1880. Georg Gaffky confirmed it 4 years later. However the really fascinating story is about Typhoid Mary (Mary Mallon). See: https://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pmc/articles/PMC3959940/ ...Read more

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What are the symptoms you get with typhoid fever?

What are the symptoms you get with typhoid fever?

Fever and abd pain: Typhoid is caused by a bacteria called salmonella typhi. You get it from contaminated food or water, usually in underdeveloped countries. Symptoms include high fever, fatigue, weakness, sore throat and abdominal pain. Some people get a rash. Children are more likely to get diarrhea than adults. Typhoid is treated with antibiotics and fluids and rest. ...Read more

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How do you get typhoid fever? Where does it come from?

Infectious Disease: TyphoidFever is caused by a Bacteria called Salmonela Typhi and is contacted by eating contaminated food that is handled by a person who is passing the bacteria in the feces and does not wash hands properly, And if there is sewage contamination in drinking water
It is more common in countries where hand washing is not practiced and water is likely to be contaminated with sewage
Not common in USA ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Typhoid fever?

What is the definition or description of: Typhoid fever?

Typhoid fever: Typhoid fever is an infection caused by Salmonella typhi bacteria. It is spread through contaminated food or water or through person to person contact. Symptoms may include: fever, headache, abdominal pain, & constipation or diarrhea. See: http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/typhoid-fever/basics/definition/con-20028553 ...Read more

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Could you tell me what are the symptoms of typhoid fever?

Could you tell me what are the symptoms of typhoid fever?

Typhoid: Persons with typhoid fever usually have a sustained fever as high as 103° to 104° F (39° to 40° C). They may also feel weak, or have stomach pains, headache, or loss of appetite. In some cases, patients have a rash of flat, rose-colored spots. The only way to know for sure if an illness is typhoid fever is to have samples of stool or blood tested for the presence of Salmonella Typhi. ...Read more

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Fever (Definition)

Fever = elevated body temperature (can be ...Read more