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What does my Widal test report indicate?

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Dr. Anshul Varshney

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Posted on Tue, 30 Aug 2016 in Medicines and Side Effects
Question: Please veryify my widal test report for typhoid and tell whether it is negative or positive.
WIDAL REPORT:
S.TYPHI H 1:20 dils
S.TYPHI O 1:20 dils
S.PARATYPHI AH 1:20 dils
S.PARATYPHI BH 1:20 dils
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Answered by Dr. Anshul Varshney 14 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Negative

Detailed Answer:
Welcome to Healthcaremagic.
Hi, I am Dr Anshul Varshney , I have read your query in detail , I understand your concern.

You need to understand that Widal Test is an anti body test and can remain positive even for months even when you are cured of typhoid fever. This is because antibodies that are formed in typhoid fever and are detected in Widal test persists for long.

So, only rising titres of Widal test are significant. So, if next widal test performed after 7 days, has further high titres, it would be considered positive.

As far as this report is concerned, it would be considered negative.

I hope it helps you.
If you have any further query, please ask me.
Stay Healthy.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Anshul Varshney 26 hours later
Hello doctor, XXXXXXX
This is the second test report done after 5 days and it remains the same ......
But the fever keeps coming again.Malaria test result is also negative.
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Answered by Dr. Anshul Varshney 2 hours later
Brief Answer:
Wait and watch.

Detailed Answer:
In that case your Widal test is not significant.
Could be viral fever.
Take Paracetamol for fever and if fever persists you would need complete set of investigations including Chest X-ray and Urine culture as well.
Wish you a speedy recovery.
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