Question of the Week

Question :
Posted On : 12 Sep 2019
Many times it is found in patients of malarial documented fever Widal test is found positive i.e. Salm typhO titre 1, 160 or more. Same thing I found with Dengue fever where Widal Salm typhO titres are raised to 1, 160 or more. I am told Widal is positive due to amnestic reaction and these cases are of malaria and dengue respectively. I really don't know how to confirm whether these cases are of only of malaria and dengue or coinfection ie malaria with typhoid and dengue with typhoid?
Expert Answer :
If the child responds without treatment with antityphoid medications, it suggests that the widal were false positive. To confirm, repeat widal after 2 weeks and check for rising titre in case of infection with typhoid.
Answer Discussion :
Maurino Loureiro
4 years ago
nagesh lonikar
Widal may be positive with prior exposure to salmonella
4 years ago
Azithromycin dilution
4 years ago

Disclaimer: The information given by is provided by medical and paramedical & Health providers voluntarily for display & is meant only for informational purpose. The site does not guarantee the accuracy or authenticity of the information. Use of any information is solely at the user's own risk. The appearance of advertisement or product information in the various section in the website does not constitute an endorsement or approval by Pediatric Oncall of the quality or value of the said product or of claims made by its manufacturer.
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0