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Widal test done. Am i suffering from typhoid fever?

my widal test report are 1/20 1/40 1/80 1/160 1/320 s typhi o + + + - - h + + + - - ah - - - - - bh - - - - - am i suffering from typhoid fever or not and what is normal valus
Asked On : Mon, 11 Jun 2012
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yes the numbers you have given is nothing but the titres (dilutions) to which your blood sample has shown positivity to typhoid bacilli.. usually more than 1:80 dilution we consider it as positive.. and as the titres go higher stronger is the infection in blood..
the next part where s typhi 0 and h a re positive indicates that the bacteria is salmonella typhi..

it is advisable to visit a doctor immediately and start receiving medications oral or injections depending upon the physical condition and extent of your fever and other manifestations..

Answered: Tue, 12 Jun 2012
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