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 424 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Environmental Transmission of Typhoid Fever in an Urban Slum.
 

Author(s): Adam Akullian, Eric Ng'eno, Alastair I Matheson, Leonard Cosmas, Daniel Macharia, Barry Fields, Godfrey Bigogo, Maina Mugoh, Grace John-Stewart, Judd L Walson, Jonathan Wakefield, Joel M Montgomery

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Enteric fever due to Salmonella Typhi (typhoid fever) occurs in urban areas with poor sanitation. While direct fecal-oral transmission is thought to be the predominant mode of transmission, recent evidence suggests that indirect environmental transmission may also contribute to disease spread.

Last Updated: 4 Dec 2015

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Typhoid fever cases in the U.S. military.
 

Author(s): Tia Sorrell, Daniel J Selig, Mark S Riddle, Chad K Porter

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Salmonella enterica, serovar Typhi (S. Typhi), a causative agent of enteric fever (typhoid fever), predominately affects populations in developing regions with poor access to clean food and water. In addition, travelers to these regions are at risk of exposure.

Last Updated: 15 Oct 2015

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The diagnostic accuracy of three rapid diagnostic tests for typhoid fever at Chittagong Medical College Hospital, Chittagong, Bangladesh.
 

Author(s): Rapeephan R Maude, Hanna K de Jong, Lalith Wijedoru, Masako Fukushima, Aniruddha Ghose, Rasheda Samad, Mohammed Amir Hossain, Mohammed Rezaul Karim, Mohammed Abul Faiz, Christopher M Parry,

Journal: Trop. Med. Int. Health. 2015 Oct;20(10):1376-84.

 

To determine the diagnostic accuracy of three rapid diagnostic tests (RDTs) for typhoid fever in febrile hospitalised patients in Bangladesh.

Last Updated: 5 Sep 2015

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The terms "Typhoid fever" returned 32 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

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

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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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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: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Typhoid Fever; Enteric Fever

 

Last Updated: 8 Mar 2016

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Investigating Enteric Fever - Salmonella Typhi and Paratyphi Challenge Study
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Typhoid Fever; Paratyphoid Fever

 

Last Updated: 6 Nov 2015

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