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What are the symptoms of typhoid?

Dear Doctor,
>Our Son is 3 years & 4 Months old, since the last three days he is suffering from very high fever of around 102 - 104 degree F, at first we started with Crocin 120, after ward we switched over to Calpol 250, but without getting any releif now we are giving him Combiflam since yesterday 6ml at an interval of 8hrs, today we did Blood Pathological & malaria test, Malaria is -ve, abnormolaties in blood tests are WBC 17000 HH, NE 84.2% RHH, LY 11.3% RLL, NE# 14300 RHH & BA# 320 HH, the reports of other tests like Urine culture will be given on 03/07/10 & the report of Blood Culture will be given on 05/07/10.

With today's report along with Combiflam the doctor adviced for 3.5 ml of Secef 100 twice daily for 3 days.
Please advice me as till now it is un clear about the type of fever that our son is suffering, we are doubting it to be Typhoid..., please advice & give a proper dignosis & cure.
                                                                 
Tue, 13 Sep 2016
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Hematologist 's  Response
Hi, dear
I have gone through your question. I can understand your concern.

Your son has high grade fever. His malaria test is negative.
His total count is very high with high neutrophil count so it suggest some bacterial infection. He should take broad spectrum antibiotics like cephalosporins. Wait for culture report and start antibiotics according to culture reports.

Chances of typhoid is low because in typhoid total count is low. High total count suggest other bacterial infection.

Hope I have answered your question. If you have any doubts then feel free to ask me. I will be happy to answer.
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What are the symptoms of typhoid?

Hi, dear I have gone through your question. I can understand your concern. Your son has high grade fever. His malaria test is negative. His total count is very high with high neutrophil count so it suggest some bacterial infection. He should take broad spectrum antibiotics like cephalosporins. Wait for culture report and start antibiotics according to culture reports. Chances of typhoid is low because in typhoid total count is low. High total count suggest other bacterial infection. Hope I have answered your question. If you have any doubts then feel free to ask me. I will be happy to answer. Thanks for using health care magic. Wish you a very good health.