Saturday, 2 November 2013

Typhoid

faget sign( relative bradycardia) seen in first week
rose spots occur on lower abdomen in second week
widal test is negative In First week nd strongly positive in second week
complications like septicemia,perforation occur in third week
hepatospleenomegaly seen in most cases
typhoid fever has other names like slow fever,,gastric fever,,pythogenic fever
cftr gene implicated in cystic fibrosis provides protection against typhoid infection
treatment of choice-- third generation cephalosporins
best method of diagnosis-- bone marrow culture

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