Chapter 22

Typhoid Fever: Salmonella is the Causative Agent

Muhammad Imran Qadir and Ayesha Altaf


Typhoid fever which is the systemic disease is caused by the Salmonella enterica or S. typhi. It has been a disease prevailing throughout the world most common in developing countries, with common symptoms like high fever, constipation, diarrhea, fatigue, and dry cough strategies for its diagnosis have been developed which includes Widal and typhidot, the typhidot technique has advantage on the widal test based on easiness and sensitivity, the different type of antibiotics has been produced for the treatment, but as the bacterial species are becoming resistance there is need for the development of other technique for the treatment which involves the development of vaccines for the prevention of typhoid fever.

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