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Can anyone have typhoid without any fever? Like other symptoms feeling chill, tiredness, joint pain, headache are present.

Can anyone have typhoid without any fever? Like other symptoms feeling chill, tiredness, joint pain, headache are present.

Yes, but not: Likely. Your symptoms are more suggestive of a viral infection. If they persist, get to a doctor for proper tests and accurate diagnosis. ...Read more

Dr. Stratos Christianakis
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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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Can you tell me the history of typhoid fever?

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

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

Infectious Disease: TyphoidFever is caused by a bacterium 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 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 bacterium 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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What happens if I sat in clinic next to someone that has typhoid fever?

What happens if I sat in clinic next to someone that has typhoid fever?

Probably nothing: Typhoid fever is transmitted by the fecal-oral route, not by casual contact. If you shared food with them, not wise. ...Read more

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What is the limit in a Widal test to determine if a person has typhoid fever?

LimitsToWidalTest: A single Widal Test is of no use in diagnosis of Typhoid Fever as there can be cross reacting infections like Malaria so there has to be fourfold increase in the titer like1in40to1in160 in the course of infection or conversion from igM raction to igG reaction at least same titer as igM
The best and most reliable test is Blood Culture for Salmonella Typhi ...Read more

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Sir.can u plz prescribe the treatment for resistant typhoid fever??

Sir.can u plz prescribe the treatment for resistant typhoid fever??

Salmonella SOL: Yes: first make sure it's the correct diagnosis using a stool culture on special culture media. Second, see what the antibiotic sensitivities are via that same culture and use one it is sensitive. If it is resistant to all those antibiotics and a special test of newer antibiotics fails then you are, as they say, S.O.L. and will need to be followed closely by an infectious disease specialist. ...Read more

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Explain why the incubation period for typhoid fever would be longer than for cholera.?

Explain why the incubation period for typhoid fever would be longer than for cholera.?

Colplex: Two very different microorganisms with different mechanisms for producing disease. Cholera affects only the mucous lining of the bowel and produces a toxin-mediated watery diarrhea. Salmonella typhi infection begins in the intestinal tract, spreading to the local lymph nodes, to the blood stream, etc. ...Read more

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I do have my 4th time typhoid fever for just 1 and half year. What will I do so that I can eliminate the bacteria in my gall bladder? Thank you....

I do have my 4th time typhoid fever for just 1 and half year. What will I do so that I can eliminate the bacteria in my gall bladder? Thank you....

AbicsCholecystectomy: Treatment for 4 to 6 weeks with oral amoxicillin, septra, Cipro (ciprofloxacin) or Norfloxacin has been shown to eradicate the chromic carrier state in 80% of cases due to susceptable strains of salmonella typhi. If biliary stones are present a cholecystectomy combined with antibiotic treatment is required. ...Read more

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Since flouroquinolones are contraindicated to pregnant and child suffering from typhoid fever, then what alternative antibiotic should be given?

Since flouroquinolones are contraindicated to pregnant and child suffering from typhoid fever, then what alternative antibiotic should be given?

Sensitivity: There shoukd be a sensivity profile for the bacteria that caused the illness, this can direct what antibiotics will work. Not all cases of Salmonella require antibiotic treatment, check with your doctor to be sure ...Read more

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I have recurring typhoid fever every three to four months. In spite of a combination of spadium and chloramphenicol administered by my physician, this?

I have recurring typhoid fever every three to four months. In spite of a combination of spadium and chloramphenicol administered by my physician, this?

Typhoid Fever: This is not an infection we see here in the US on a routine basis. I would think you need to get in touch with an infectious disease specialist who could help with this. ...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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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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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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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 bacterium 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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Febrile test resulted in paraA 1:80 paraB 1:80. Typh o 1:320 typhH 1:320 r.hudlesson 1:160 weill felix 1:80, typhoid fever and what else is wrong?

Febrile test resulted in paraA 1:80 paraB 1:80. Typh o 1:320 typhH 1:320 r.hudlesson 1:160 weill felix 1:80, typhoid fever and what else is wrong?

Lab tests: If these tests were run by a physician then he needs to interprate them for you. Tests are only valuable to the physician when he has the history from the patient fo whom they were done ...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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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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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 antimicrobials used for typhoid are not ideal in childhood. If sensitive, Ampicillin could be used, otherwise ceftriaxone. ...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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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 amoxicillin cure typhoid fever?

It can if sensitive: It can if the bacteria is still sensitive to Amoxicillin. There has been lot of resistance to Amoxicillin for last several years and is not recommended as first line antibiotics.
Cipro and Levaquin (levofloxacin) and Ceftrioxone are first line antibiotics recommended till culture and sensitivity report is available ...Read more

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What could be the course of treatment for someone who has typhoid fever?

What could be the course of treatment for someone who has typhoid fever?

Antibiotics/Fluids/&: Treatment of Typhoid fever includes Antibiotics like Ampcillin/Amoxicillin and Bactrim and rarely Cipro (ciprofloxacin) or cephalosporin in case of resistant organisms on culture and sensitivity
And supportive care like Bed Rest and Fluids and antipyretics if needed
And those who become chronically ill 3%to5% may need long term anibiotics. And often need Gall Bladder Removal ...Read more

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How many days fever stay after taking proper treatment for typhoid fever?

How many days fever stay after taking proper treatment for typhoid fever?

It can be prolonged: Even with appropriate therapy, enteric fever due to typhoid can have 7 days or more of fever. ...Read more

Dr. Mohammed Parvez
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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


Dr. Mark Diamond
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Fever (Definition)

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