Typhoid fever

Common Name(s)

Typhoid fever

Typhoid fever, caused by the bacteria Salmonella Typhi, is a life-threatening illness that causes diarrhea and a rash. Infection can be prevented and treated with antibiotics. Common in the developing world, this illness is spread by consuming contaminated food or drink, especially in areas of the world where water is likely to be contaminated by sewage or where hand-washing is not as frequent. Once infected, the body shows symptoms of fevers as high as 103 to 104 F, stomach pains, headache, feelings of weakness, or loss of appetite. Fluids and electrolytes should be consumed to replace nutrients lost from severe diarrhea along with antibiotic treatment. A vaccine is recommended to those traveling to developing areas.

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The terms "Typhoid fever" returned 354 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Trends of typhoid fever seropositivity over ten years in north India.
 

Author(s): Tuhina Banerjee, Bishwa Nath Shukla, Joel Filgona, Shampa Anupurba, Malay Ranjan Sen

Journal: Indian J. Med. Res.. 2014 Aug;140(2):310-3.

 

Last Updated: 9 Oct 2014

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Typhoid fever surveillance and vaccine use, South-East Asia and Western Pacific Regions, 2009–2013.
 

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Journal: Wkly. Epidemiol. Rec.. 2014 Oct;89(40):429-39.

 

Last Updated: 6 Oct 2014

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Typhoid Fever surveillance and vaccine use - South-East Asia and Western Pacific regions, 2009-2013.
 

Author(s): Kashmira A Date, Adwoa D Bentsi-Enchill, Kimberley K Fox, Nihal Abeysinghe, Eric D Mintz, M Imran Khan, Sushant Sahastrabuddhe, Terri B Hyde,

Journal: MMWR Morb. Mortal. Wkly. Rep.. 2014 Oct;63(39):855-60.

 

Typhoid fever is a serious, systemic infection resulting in nearly 22 million cases and 216,500 deaths annually, primarily in Asia. Safe water, adequate sanitation, appropriate personal and food hygiene, and vaccination are the most effective strategies for prevention and control. ...

Last Updated: 3 Oct 2014

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The terms "Typhoid fever" returned 29 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Typhoid fever: misuse of Widal test in Libya.
 

Author(s): Abdulaziz Zorgani, Hisham Ziglam

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The worldwide gold standard of diagnosing of enteric fever depends on the isolation of Salmonella enterica serovar Typhi from a patient's bone marrow and/or blood culture. In Libya clinicians are heavily dependent on the Widal test for diagnosis of enteric fever which has been used ...

Last Updated: 11 Jun 2014

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Typhoid fever as a triggering factor in acute and intractable bronchial asthma attack.
 

Author(s): Wardhana, Eko E Surachmanto, E A Datau

Journal: Acta Med Indones. 2013 Oct;45(4):312-20.

 

Typhoid fever is an enteric infection caused by Salmonella typhi. In Indonesia, typhoid fever is endemic with high incidence of the disease. In daily practice we frequently have patients with bronchial asthma, and it is becoming worse when these patients get typhoid fever. After oral ...

Last Updated: 22 Jan 2014

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A systematic review and meta-analysis of the performance of two point of care typhoid fever tests, Tubex TF and Typhidot, in endemic countries.
 

Author(s): Kamala Thriemer, Benedikt Ley, Joris Menten, Jan Jacobs, Jef van den Ende

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In the absence of well-equipped laboratory infrastructure in many developing countries the accurate diagnosis of typhoid fever is challenging. Rapid diagnostic tests (RDT) with good performance indicators would be helpful to improve clinical management of suspected cases. We performed ...

Last Updated: 20 Dec 2013

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Typhoid Fever: Combined vs. Single Antibiotic Therapy
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Typhoid Fever

 

Last Updated: 26 Aug 2014

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Vaccines Against Salmonella Typhi
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Typhoid Fever; Enteric Fever

 

Last Updated: 18 Dec 2014

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Investigating Enteric Fever - Salmonella Typhi and Paratyphi Challenge Study
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Typhoid Fever; Paratyphoid Fever

 

Last Updated: 18 Dec 2014

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