Typhoid Fever

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Typhoid Fever


Typhoid fever is a life-threatening illness caused by the bacterium Salmonella typhi.Typhoid or enteric fever is a condition in which there is an insidious fever, a typical course of temperature, marked abdominal symptoms.Salmonella typhi lives only in humans. Persons with typhoid fever carry the bacteria in the bloodstream and intestinal tract. In addition, a small number of persons, called carriers, recover from typhoid fever but continue to carry the bacteria. Both ill persons and carriers shed Salmonella typhi in their stools.Typhoid fever sign and symptom1. Ulceration of the bowels.2. An eruption on the skin.3. Another sign and symptom of rheumatic fever is the onset of the typoid fever is milder than most fevers. In typhoid fever, the patient may go about his work for a week or so till the progress of the disease confines him to bed.4. An uncertain duration and a liability to frequent relapses.5. In typhoid fever, the most marked early symptom of typhoid fever are headache, lassitude, a general discomfort, insomia and feverishness, particularly at night.6. In typhoid fever symptom is that the tongue becomes dry and is coated with white patches in the central region of its surface. The fever gradually comes down to normal by the end of the fourth week.7. Another symptom of typoid fever is that in this systemic disease, in some cases there may be nose-bleed in the early stages.8. In typhoid fever, the fever rises in the evening and has a tendency to fall in the morning: the temperature of typhoid is typical. …

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