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.

Source: Advocacy organizations associated with the condition.

 

Advocacy and Support Organizations

 

Condition Specific Organizations

Following organizations serve the condition "Typhoid fever" for support, advocacy or research.

There are currently no organizations listed in Disease InfoSearch that support this condition. Create a listing.

 

 

General Support Organizations

Not finding the support you need? Show General Support Organizations

 
 
Top

How do you compare to others with this condition?

Privately answer questions about your health. Let resources, you select, come to you.

Anonymously share and see how your answers compare with others with this condition while privately providing key pieces of information to medical researchers, disease advocacy groups, and others ONLY YOU select to help speed up cures and better alternatives.

 
 

Advocacy and Support Organizations

 

Condition Specific Organizations

Following organizations serve the condition "Typhoid fever" for support, advocacy or research.

There are currently no organizations listed in Disease InfoSearch that support this condition. Create a listing.

 

 

General Support Organizations

Not finding the support you need? Show General Support Organizations

 
 
 
 
Top

Scientific Literature

Articles from the PubMed Database

Research articles describe the outcome of a single study. They are the published results of original research.
The terms "Typhoid fever" returned 441 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Enteric Fever and Invasive Nontyphoidal Salmonellosis--9th International Conference on Typhoid and Invasive NTS Disease, Bali, Indonesia, April 30-May 3, 2015.
 

Author(s): Mohammed Imran Khan, Cara Katrinak, Alexander Freeman, Carlos Franco-Paredes

Journal: Emerging Infect. Dis.. 2016 Apr;22(4):.

 

Last Updated: 30 Jun 2016

Go To URL
The emergence and outbreak of multidrug-resistant typhoid fever in China.
 

Author(s): Meiying Yan, Xinlan Li, Qiaohong Liao, Fang Li, Jing Zhang, Biao Kan

Journal:

 

Typhoid fever remains a severe public health problem in developing countries. The emergence of resistant typhoid, particularly multidrug-resistant typhoid infections, highlights the necessity of monitoring the resistance characteristics of this invasive pathogen. In this study, we ...

Last Updated: 22 Jun 2016

Go To URL
Notes from the Field: Typhoid Fever Outbreak Associated with an Asymptomatic Carrier at a Restaurant - Weld County, Colorado, 2015.
 

Author(s): Jessica Hancock-Allen, Alicia B Cronquist, JoRene Peden, Debra Adamson, Nereida Corral, Kerri Brown

Journal:

 

On September 11, 2015, a single case of typhoid fever, caused by Salmonella Typhi infection, was reported to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE). Because the patient (patient A) had symptom onset September 2 and had traveled internationally for 4 days ...

Last Updated: 17 Jun 2016

Go To URL

Reviews from the PubMed Database

Review articles summarize what is currently known about a disease. They discuss research previously published by others.
The terms "Typhoid fever" returned 34 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Revisiting typhoid fever surveillance in low and middle income countries: lessons from systematic literature review of population-based longitudinal studies.
 

Author(s): Vittal Mogasale, Vijayalaxmi V Mogasale, Enusa Ramani, Jung Seok Lee, Ju Yeon Park, Kang Sung Lee, Thomas F Wierzba

Journal:

 

The control of typhoid fever being an important public health concern in low and middle income countries, improving typhoid surveillance will help in planning and implementing typhoid control activities such as deployment of new generation Vi conjugate typhoid vaccines.

Last Updated: 29 Jan 2016

Go To URL
A review of typhoid fever transmission dynamic models and economic evaluations of vaccination.
 

Author(s): Conall H Watson, W John Edmunds

Journal: Vaccine. 2015 Jun;33 Suppl 3():C42-54.

 

Despite a recommendation by the World Health Organization (WHO) that typhoid vaccines be considered for the control of endemic disease and outbreaks, programmatic use remains limited. Transmission models and economic evaluation may be informative in decision making about vaccine programme ...

Last Updated: 15 Jun 2015

Go To URL
Typhoid fever: misuse of Widal test in Libya.
 

Author(s): Abdulaziz Zorgani, Hisham Ziglam

Journal:

 

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

Go To URL
 
 
Top

Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

There are currently no related results available in GeneReviews.

There are currently no related results available in Genetic Testing Registry.

 
 
Top

Clinical Trial Information This information is provided by ClinicalTrials.gov

Global Genomic and Proteomic Profiling of African Children With Typhoid Fever
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Typhoid Fever

 

Last Updated: 25 Oct 2016

Go to URL
Safety and Immunogenicity of a Vi-DT Typhoid Conjugate Vaccine
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Typhoid

 

Last Updated: 4 Jan 2016

Go to URL
Vaccines Against Salmonella Typhi
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Typhoid Fever; Enteric Fever

 

Last Updated: 13 Oct 2016

Go to URL