Is operative management effective in treatment of perforated typhoid?

@article{Saxe2005IsOM,
  title={Is operative management effective in treatment of perforated typhoid?},
  author={Jonathan M Saxe and Robert Cropsey},
  journal={American journal of surgery},
  year={2005},
  volume={189 3},
  pages={342-4}
}
BACKGROUND Salmonella typhi infection continues to be a significant problem worldwide. Patients suffering from "typhoid" in endemic regions such as West Africa often present late in the course of the disease with symptoms of malnutrition and peritonitis. Clinical peritonitis in these patients is invariably associated with perforation of the terminal ileum and purulent peritonitis. Operative intervention and its success have not been well documented. The purpose of this article is to review the… CONTINUE READING

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