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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.

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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.

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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

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What are symptoms of typhoid fever like?

What are symptoms of typhoid fever like?

Progressive fever...: That is usually associated with abdominal discomfort, constipation more than diarrhea and by the end of the first week, the fevers can be constantly high (without peaks and valleys) and the patient may become stuporous, muttering and picking at things (coma vigil). Complications include gastrointestinal hemorrhage from the ileum.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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