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Typhoid fever

Also known as Typhoid and Enteric Fever

Typhoid fever, also known simply as typhoid, is a common worldwide bacterial disease transmitted by the ingestion of food or water contaminated with the feces of an infected person, which contain the bacterium Salmonella enterica enterica, serovar Typhi.

Source: Wikipedia

What are the symptoms?

Within all the people who go to their doctor with typhoid fever, 100% report having fever, 32% report having preoccupation with sex, and 32% report having wrist cramps or spasms. The symptoms that are highly suggestive of typhoid fever are fever, shoulder cramps or spasms, joint stiffness or tightness, and knee lump or mass, although you may still have typhoid fever without those symptoms.


What might my doctor prescribe?

Common Tests and Procedures

Patients with typhoid fever often receive influenzavirus antibody assay, blood culture, complete blood count, hematologic tests, corneal transplant, transurethral resection of prostate (turp), coronary thrombolysis and control of epistaxis .

Common Medications

The most commonly prescribed drugs for patients with typhoid fever include ibuprofen, chlorpheniramine / phenindamine / phenylpropanolamine, air, mecamylamine, troleandomycin, indium oxyquinoline in-111 (indium in-111 oxyquinoline), pipecuronium (arduan), grepafloxacin (raxar), rabbit anti-human t-lymphocyte globulin (thymoglobulin), iopanoic acid, conjugated estrogens topical, malathion topical and gemtuzumab (mylotarg) .

Who is at risk?

Groups of people at highest risk for typhoid fever include race/ethnicity = other, sex == male and age 5-14 years.

Age

< 1 years
1.4x
1-4 years
0.7x
5-14 years
10.8x
15-29 years
0.2x
30-44 years
0.2x
45-59 years
0.2x
60-74 years
0.3x
75+ years
0.5x

Sex

Male
2.2x
Female
0.1x

Race/Ethnicity

Black
0.2x
Hispanic
0.3x
White
0.1x
Other
18.0x
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