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Is persistent fever sign of typhoid?

my daughter is 15 years and have high fever for last 3 days. She complains about throat hurting. Blood report says malaria not detected and ESR is only 2. It means that it could be viral infection and not bacterial? We were contemplating about typhoid?
Wed, 12 Aug 2015
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Hi,

Thank you for your query. I can understand your concerns.
Typhoid and viral fever may have similar presentation of high fever and constitutional symptoms initially . In case of suspicion of typhoid fever, one should go for blood culture and serological tests like paired sera for widal test,1 week apart.







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Dr. T.K. Biswas M.D.
Mumbai
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