Typhoid Fever: Clinical and Antibiotic Sensitivity Profile

Selvaraj, C (2006) Typhoid Fever: Clinical and Antibiotic Sensitivity Profile. Masters thesis, Coimbatore Medical College, Coimbatore.


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Sixty cases of typhoid fever, proved by blood culture were studied during the period from January 2004 to December 2005 at Coimbatore Medical College Hospital, Coimbatore. There were 32 males and 28 females in the study. The peak incidence is found to be in 14-29 age group, majority of cases occur during November to January and also in June and July months. The consistent features of typhoid fever present in this study were fever (100%), headache (70%), vomiting (53%), abdominal pain (58%), coated tongue (63%) and splenomegaly (58%). WBC counts less than 4,500 cells / microlitre are seen in 25% of the cases. Widal test is positive in 76% of cases. Out of 60 patients studied one had intestinal perforation, one had hepatitis, one had lobar pneumonia and one had aseptic meningitis. Follow up stool, blood and urine culture after three months showed no growth in the cases treated. In blood culture and sensitivity 33% of cases were sensitive to chloramphenicol, 60% of the cases were sensitive to ciprofloxacin, 30% of the cases were sensitive to cotrimoxazole, 80% of the cases were sensitive to Cefotaxime and 93% of the cases were sensitive to ceftriaxone.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Typhoid Fever ; Clinical ; Antibiotic Sensitivity Profile.
Subjects: MEDICAL > General Medicine
Depositing User: Subramani R
Date Deposited: 17 Feb 2018 15:26
Last Modified: 17 Feb 2018 15:26
URI: http://repository-tnmgrmu.ac.in/id/eprint/5809

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