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Abdominal Typhus

Last updated Dec. 16, 2020

Approved by: Krish Tangella MD, MBA, FCAP

Typhoid Fever (or simply Typhoid) is a bacterial infection caused by a micro-organism Salmonella typhi.


The topic Abdominal Typhus you are seeking is a synonym, or alternative name, or is closely related to the medical condition Typhoid Fever.

Quick Summary:

  • Typhoid Fever (or simply Typhoid) is a bacterial infection caused by a micro-organism Salmonella typhi
  • This infection is a tropical disease and as such, is rarely observed in the United States, Canada, and in European countries. In developing countries, the fever can cause significant mortality and morbidity
  • An individual may contract the disease through contaminated food, water, or through contact with an infected individual
  • A majority of the individuals with Typhoid recover fully, without any complications. However, a few may die from the disease

Please find comprehensive information on Typhoid Fever regarding definition, distribution, risk factors, causes, signs & symptoms, diagnosis, complications, treatment, prevention, prognosis, and additional useful information HERE.

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First uploaded: Sept. 14, 2017
Last updated: Dec. 16, 2020