Salmonella enterica

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Hello Doctor, My kid had fever for past 5 days, antibiotic started on 4th day. The widal test was advised and it says SALMONELLA TYPHI O Positive...

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Widal test is used to diagnose typhoid or enteric fever. It is usually done 5 days following onset of fever. O and H...

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My wife suddenly had a bout of high fever for a day after which she seems to be fine though a little feverish. We had a blood test done on the day...

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Firstly I want to tell you that widal test has highest sensitivity in second week of illness. During the first week it...

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I have lab widal reading of 1/160 salmonella typhi O and s. paratyphi BH 1/320 and FCB reading lymphocyte 71.4. Had high fever on 4th day of...

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Salmonella typhi and Salmonella paratyphi cause typhoid fever, but Widal test no longer recommended ( neither...

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