A clinical, microbiological, and pathological study of intestinal perforation associated with typhoid fever.

@article{Nguyen2004ACM,
  title={A clinical, microbiological, and pathological study of intestinal perforation associated with typhoid fever.},
  author={Quoc Chanh Nguyen and Paul Everest and Tan Khoa Tran and Deborah House and Simon Murch and Christopher M. Parry and Phillippa Leigh Connerton and Van Bay Phan and Song Diep To and Pietro Mastroeni and Nicholas J White and Tinh Hien Tran and Van Ho Vo and Gordon Dougan and Jeremy J. Farrar and John Wain},
  journal={Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America},
  year={2004},
  volume={39 1},
  pages={61-7}
}
One of the most serious complications of typhoid fever is intestinal perforation. Of 27 patients admitted to a provincial hospital in the Mekong Delta region of Vietnam who had gastrointestinal perforation secondary to suspected typhoid fever, 67% were male, with a median age of 23 years and a median duration of illness of 10 days. Salmonella enterica subspecies enterica serotype Typhi (S. Typhi) was isolated from 11 (41%) of 27 patients; of 27 patients, only 4 (15%) had positive cultures from… CONTINUE READING
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