Typhoid (Enteric Fever)

Dr Ira Shah
Typhoid (Enteric Fever) - Complications
Severe intestinal hemorrhage and intestinal perforation - seen usually in 1st week of illness. Perforations occur in distal ileum and lead to acute peritonitis.
Myocarditis - Seen as arrhythmias, Cardiogenic shock.
CNS psychosis - also seen as transverse myelitis, cerebellar ataxia and deafness.
Rare complications - Hepatitis, Cholecystitis, pancreatitis, pneumonia, bone marrow necrosis, pyelonephritis, meningitis, orchitis and lymphadenitis. Septic arthritis and osteomyelitis may be seen in children with hemoglobinopathies.

Typhoid (Enteric Fever) Typhoid (Enteric Fever) 02/05/2001
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