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What is Typhus?

What is Typhus?

  • Typhus: A general name for various arthropod-borne rickettsial infections.
  • Typhus: group of acute, arthropod borne infections caused by rickettsiae; includes epidemic (classic or louse-borne) typhus, its recrudescent form, and murine (endemic or flea-borne) typhus; all are characterized by severe headache, chills, high fever, stupor, and rash.
    Source - Diseases Database
  • Typhus: rickettsial disease transmitted by body lice and characterized by skin rash and high fever.
    Source - WordNet 2.1

Typhus: Introduction

Types of Typhus:

Types of Typhus:

Broader types of Typhus:

How serious is Typhus?

Complications of Typhus: see complications of Typhus

What causes Typhus?

Causes of Typhus: see causes of Typhus
Risk factors for Typhus: see risk factors for Typhus

What are the symptoms of Typhus?

Symptoms of Typhus: see symptoms of Typhus

Complications of Typhus: see complications of Typhus

Can anyone else get Typhus?

More information: see contagiousness of Typhus
Inheritance: see inheritance of Typhus

Typhus: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Typhus.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Typhus.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Typhus: Infectious Disease Specialist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Typhus.
Treatments for Typhus: see treatments for Typhus
Alternative treatments for Typhus: see alternative treatments for Typhus

Society issues for Typhus


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

  • 0.0001% (9) of hospital consultant episodes were for typhus fever in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 67% of hospital consultant episodes for typhus fever required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 78% of hospital consultant episodes for typhus fever were for men in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 22% of hospital consultant episodes for typhus fever were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
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Name and Aliases of Typhus

Main name of condition: Typhus

Class of Condition for Typhus: parasite

Other names or spellings for Typhus:

camp fever, typhus fever

Typhus fever, Typhus
Source - WordNet 2.1

Typhus: Related Conditions

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