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What is the relationship between typhoid fever and bradycardia?

What is the relationship between typhoid fever and bradycardia?

True: Relative bradycardia has been noted to be characteristic of typhoid, legionaires disease, and chlamidia pneumonia infections. These are all caused by bacteria that are gram negative and intracellular but the exact mechanism is not clear. I remember learning long ago when i was studying for my medicine boards exam that dengue, which is caused by a virus, also is characterized by bradycardia. ...Read more

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Dr. Kerrie Pinkney
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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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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?

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. ...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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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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Best treatment of typhoid fever?

Best treatment of typhoid fever?

Cipro/Levaquin: The strain of salmonella typhi needs to be tested for antibiotic sensitivity. For uncomplicated typhoid fever with a sensitive strain the best treatment is oral Cipro (ciprofloxacin) or levaquin. Alternatives are amoxicillin, septra or azithromycin. Quinolone risistant strains are best treated with Azithromycin or IV ceftriaxone. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Diamond
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Typhoid Fever (Definition)

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