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Got widal test done. What are the findings?

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am an mtech student in north India ,i wanted to ask that i got widal test done and below are the results,can you please confirm am I having typhoid.
sal T O 1:160 DILUTION
SAL T H 1:160
SAL PT A 1:40
SAL PT B 1:20
REPORT SAYS ITS POSITIVE,but I need some expert advice.
thanking you XXXXXXX
Posted Sun, 22 Sep 2013 in Infections
Answered by Dr. Roopa Hiremath 25 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Sal H 1:200, Sal O 1:100 is positive

Detailed Answer:
Welcome to XXXXXXX

Your report is positive for typhoid fever. This is suggested by the widal test results sent by you.

The Sal T O stands for salmonella typhi O and Sal T H stands for salmonella typhi H.
The Sal T H titer should be 1: 160 to 200 to be positive.
The Sal T O titer should be more than 1: 100 to be positive.
Sal PT A and B stands for salmonella paratyphi A and B for which your report is negative.

Please get in touch with your GP for appropriate therapy.
Wishing you speedy recovery.
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