Typhoid (Enteric Fever)

Dr Ira Shah
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Typhoid (Enteric Fever) - Investigations
- Blood culture: positive early in course of diseases.
- Stool / Urine culture: becomes positive after 1st week of disease.
- Bone marrow cultures are often positive even when blood cultures are sterile and are less influenced by prior antibiotic therapy.
- Widal test: It measures antibodies against 'O' and 'H' antigens of typhi. It becomes positive only in the 2nd week of illness.
- Typhidot M test


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