Typhoid Fever – Causes, Signs, Investigations, Prevention, Treatment, Complication,
What is Typhoid Fever?
Symptoms of Typhoid Fever
The signs and symptoms are likely to develop gradually. Symptoms often appear one to three weeks after exposure to the disease.
Once the signs and symptoms start appearing, a person likely experiences:-
When to Visit a Doctor?
Causes of Typhoid FeverTyphoid fever is caused by malignant a bacteria called Salmonella typhi. The bacteria that cause typhoid fever spreads via contaminated food or water and occasionally through direct contact with someone who is infected. In developing nations, where typhoid fever is established, most cases are the result of these factors along with poor sanitation. The majority of people in industrialized countries pick up the typhoid bacteria while traveling and spread to others via the fecal-oral route. Typhoid Carriers Even after treatment with antibiotics, few people who recover from typhoid continue to harbor the bacteria in their intestinal tracts or gall bladders. These people are called chronic carriers that shed the bacteria in their feces and are capable of infecting others, even though they no longer show signs or symptoms of the disease themselves. Prevent Infecting Others If you are recovering from typhoid fever, these measures can help keep other people from getting infected:-
Dr. Divaanshu Gupta
Dr. Divaanshu Gupta is a cardiac anaesthesiologist in Manipal Hospital, Jaipur. He has done his M.B.B.S. as well as M.D. Anaesthesia from S.M.S. Medical College. He has a vast experience of working in various critical care units of government as well as corporate hospitals.