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Small child, widal test shows salmonella typhi O positive, H positive, Rapid test negative. Cause of concern?

The widal test of my nephew who is 2.1/2 yr old boy SALMONELLA TYPHI O Positive 1:80 SALMONELLA TYPHI H Positive 1:80 SALMONELLA PARA TYPHI AH Positive 1:80 SALMONELLA PARA TYPHI BH Positive 1:80 M.P.RAPID TEST is Negative I dont really understand what it is please reply what does it actual mean do i need to worry or not.
Asked On : Tue, 31 Jul 2012
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Pediatrician 's  Response
Dear Uncle
I have gone through your question. First of all your nephew is normal and having no Typhoid.
Secondly the widal test which you mentioned ratio is only significant when its 1:320 or more.And the rapid test you have mentioned is negative.
So i reassure you again that your nephew is doing fine.
Answered: Wed, 1 Aug 2012
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General & Family Physician Dr. Vidya KR's  Response
Hi, Thanks for using the HCM.
these tests detects antibodies against salmonella bacteria, 1:160 titer and rising titers are more significant than single values in diagnosing typhoid. your nephew's values are not much significant, these 1:80 values are standards which depends on endemic nature of typhoid disease. better to get test done once again, if values are rising then consult physician for further management.
Hope I have answered your query. If you have any further questions I will be happy to help. Thanks get well soon....
Answered: Tue, 31 Jul 2012
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