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What are the findings from the widal test?

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Salmonella typhi 'o' value 1/50dilns and 'h' value 1/50 diln. Para typhi 'ah' and 'bh' are negative. Kindly interpret the results. Kid of age 5 years.
Posted Fri, 10 Jan 2014 in Infections
Answered by Dr. Arun 42 minutes later
Brief Answer: Negative widal Detailed Answer: Hi Thanks for writing to healthcare magic. Upto 1:320 is negative. But depends on the time of test. If done early , say in the first week of fever even 1: 50 needs recheck after a week to see if it rises. To confirm or rule out typhoid better tests are available like blood culture and typhidot . Regards Dr Arun
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