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Had Widal test done. What does report indicate?

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MY WIDAL TEST RESULTS SHOW ; O-1:40 , H-1:80 , AH-1:80, BH-1:80 WHAT IS THE RESULT, WHETHER IT TESTS POSITIVE FOR TYPHOID OR JUST AN INFECTION.
Posted Sat, 26 Oct 2013 in Infections
 
 
Answered by Dr. Shanthi.E 10 minutes later
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it is not active typhoid infection

Detailed Answer:
Hi XXXXXXX

I have read your query with the test report.

Your test is not positive for Typhoid neither does it suggest active infection by typhoid bacilli.

The titers are too low at 1:40 and 1: 80.

You may consider taking a 5 days presumptive treatment with ciprofloxacin twice daily as an empirical treatment.

Hope this helps you.

Regards,
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