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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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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 the typhoid fever will cure?

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
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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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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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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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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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Why does leukopenia occur in someone with typhoid fever?

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 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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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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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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Fever (Definition)

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