Symptoms and Complications of Typhoid Fever

Typhoid fever also known as Enteric Fever caused due to Salmonella Typhi Bacteria.

Following are the Symptoms and Complications of Typhoid Fever :-

SYMPTOMS

In the First week we observe Fever with bradycardia also known as Faget sign, Malaise, Headache, Epistaxis, Leukopenia and Widal test is negative in first week.

In Second week we observe High fever ( aroud 40°C ) and Bradycardia, Rose spots appears on lower chest and abdomen, and Rhonchi are heard in lung bases.

Other symptoms include

Pain in right lower quadrant of abdomen, Hepatosplenomegaly, Loss of appetite, Diarrhea or Constipation, Muscle Ache, Joint Pain, Weakness and Fatigue.

COMPLICATIONS

Intestinal Haemorrhage

Intestinal Perforation

Pneumonia and Bronchitis

Encephalitis
Neuropsychiatric symptoms (“muttering delirium” or “coma vigil”)

In the next blog we will discuss about the treatment of “Typhoid Fever”. Do share this article as much as possible and spread health awareness.

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