CASE REPORT
A CASE OF TYPHOID FEVER PRESENTING WITH MULTIPLE COMPLICATIONS
 
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Yüzüncü Yıl University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Infectious Diseases and Clinical Microbiology, Van, Turkey
Online publish date: 2007-04-15
Publish date: 2007-04-15
 
Eur J Gen Med 2007;4(2):83–86
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An 18- year old female patient was admitted to the Emergency Department with complaints of fever and fatigue beginning 15 days ago associated with headache, weakness, palpitation, abdominal pain, and diarrhea a week later. The patient who apathic confused and discordant was transferred to the Department of Infectious Diseases. There was also hypocalcemia, hypopotassemia, pancytopenia, intestinal hemorrhage, and hepatic involvement. S. typhi was grown in the blood culture. The patient was discharged with full recovery after ciprofloxacin treatment in addition to electrolyte replacement. Typhoid fever is a widespread infectious disease in our country and should be taken into consideration in differential diagnosis of many diseases because it may involve a number of systems and may present with a variety of complications.
CORRESPONDING AUTHOR:
Ömer Evirgen   
Yüzüncü Yıl Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi Araştırma Hastanesi, Enfeksiyon Hastalıkları Servisi 65200 Van, Turkey Phone: 904322150475
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