Typhoid and Paratyphoid Quiz

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Content updated on Jun 1, 2022

What is typhoid and paratyphoid?

Typhoid and paratyphoid fevers are caused by Salmonella typhi and Salmonella paratyphi, respectively. These are bacterial infections of the intestinal tract and bloodstream. These spread through contaminated food or water and from one person to the next.

Symptoms of typhoid and paratyphoid

  • Fever

  • Pain when pressing down on the abdomen

  • Fatigue

  • Abdominal pain

  • Diarrhea

  • Headache

  • Seizure

  • Blood in stool

Questions your doctor may ask to check for typhoid and paratyphoid

Your doctor may ask these questions to diagnose typhoid and paratyphoid

  • Do you have a fever?

  • Do you feel severe pain when pressing on your abdomen (stomach)?

  • Do you feel fatigued?

  • Do you have abdominal pain (stomach ache)?

  • Do you have loose stools or diarrhea?

Treatment for typhoid and paratyphoid

Typhoid and paratyphoid fever are treated with antibiotics which may be administered orally or injected directly into the veins. Fluids may be taken orally or injected into the vein to prevent or treat dehydration.

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