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What is Typhoid fever?

What is Typhoid fever?

A gastrointestinal condition mainly in the developing world. It is caused by a bacterial infection, ...more »

  • Typhoid fever: Fever from bacterial food poisoning.
  • Typhoid fever: An acute systemic febrile infection caused by SALMONELLA TYPHI, a serotype of SALMONELLA ENTERICA.
    Source - Diseases Database
  • Typhoid fever: serious infection marked by intestinal inflammation and ulceration; caused by Salmonella typhosa ingested with food or water.
    Source - WordNet 2.1

Typhoid fever: Introduction

Types of Typhoid fever:

Types of Typhoid fever:

Broader types of Typhoid fever:

How many people get Typhoid fever?

Incidence (annual) of Typhoid fever: 346 annual cases notified in USA 1999 (MMWR 1999)
Incidence Rate of Typhoid fever: approx 1 in 786,127 or 0.00% or 346 people in USA [about data]
Worldwide prevalence: estimated 16 million cases of typhoid fever (DBMD)
Prevalance of Typhoid fever: In the United States about 400 cases occur each year, and 70% of these are acquired while traveling internationally. Typhoid fever is still common in the developing world, where it affects about 12.5 million persons each year. (Source: excerpt from Typhoid Fever (General): DBMD)

Who gets Typhoid fever?

Geography Profile for Typhoid fever: Typhoid fever is common in most parts of the world except in industrialized regions such as the United States, Canada, western Europe, Australia, and Japan. Therefore, if you are traveling to the developing world, you should consider taking precautions. Over the past 10 years, travelers from the United States to Asia, Africa, and Latin America have been especially at risk. (Source: excerpt from Typhoid Fever (General): DBMD)

How serious is Typhoid fever?

Complications of Typhoid fever: see complications of Typhoid fever

What causes Typhoid fever?

Causes of Typhoid fever: see causes of Typhoid fever
Cause of Typhoid fever: Salmonella typhi bacteria from food or water.
Risk factors for Typhoid fever: see risk factors for Typhoid fever

What are the symptoms of Typhoid fever?

Symptoms of Typhoid fever: see symptoms of Typhoid fever

Complications of Typhoid fever: see complications of Typhoid fever

Incubation period for Typhoid fever: 8 to 14 days

Duration of Typhoid fever: 3 to 4 weeks without treatment (DBMD)

Can anyone else get Typhoid fever?

More information: see contagiousness of Typhoid fever
Inheritance: see inheritance of Typhoid fever

Typhoid fever: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Typhoid fever.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Typhoid fever.

How is it treated?

Treatments for Typhoid fever: see treatments for Typhoid fever
Alternative treatments for Typhoid fever: see alternative treatments for Typhoid fever
Prevention of Typhoid fever: see prevention of Typhoid fever
Research for Typhoid fever: see research for Typhoid fever

Society issues for Typhoid fever


Hospitalization statistics for Typhoid fever: The following are statistics from various sources about hospitalizations and Typhoid fever:

  • 0.002% (219) of hospital consultant episodes were for typhoid and paratyphoid fevers in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 81% of hospital consultant episodes for typhoid and paratyphoid fevers required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 51% of hospital consultant episodes for typhoid and paratyphoid fevers were for men in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 49% of hospital consultant episodes for typhoid and paratyphoid fevers were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 92% of hospital consultant episodes for typhoid and paratyphoid fevers required emergency hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 8.2 days was the mean length of stay in hospitals for typhoid and paratyphoid fevers in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 6 days was the median length of stay in hospitals for typhoid and paratyphoid fevers in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
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Name and Aliases of Typhoid fever

Main name of condition: Typhoid fever

Class of Condition for Typhoid fever: bacterial

Other names or spellings for Typhoid fever:

Salmonella typhi, enteric fever

Enteric fever Source - Diseases Database

Typhoid, Typhoid fever, Typhoid fever, Enteric fever, Typhoid, Enteric fever
Source - WordNet 2.1

Typhoid fever: Related Conditions

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