The Journal of Health, Population and Nutrition
Vol. 27, No. 3, 2009, pp. 419-421
Bioline Code: hn09041
Full paper language: English
Document type: Study
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The Journal of Health, Population and Nutrition, Vol. 27, No. 3, 2009, pp. 419-421
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Typhus Fever: An Overlooked Diagnosis|
Mazumder, Ramendra N.; Pietroni, Mark A.C.; Mosabbir, Nadira & Salam, M.A.
A case of typhus fever is presented. On admission, the clinical diagnosis was typhoid fever. Forty-eight hours after admission, the presence of subconjunctival haemorrhage, malena, and jaundice raised the possibility of a different aetiology, the two most likely differentials being dengue and typhus. Finally, a co-infection of typhoid and typhus was discovered. This uncommon clinical scenario should be taken into account in the management of patients with high fever on admission being treated as a case of typhoid fever.
Co-infections; Morbidity; Typhoid; Typhus; Bangladesh
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