Neonatal typhoid fever.

@article{Reed1994NeonatalTF,
  title={Neonatal typhoid fever.},
  author={Richard P. Reed and Keith P. Klugman},
  journal={The Pediatric infectious disease journal},
  year={1994},
  volume={13 9},
  pages={774-7}
}
Typhoid fever occurs in children less than 2 years of age but is thought to be a mild, often unrecognized illness. Neonatal typhoid fever is a rare but often life-threatening illness, uniformly fatal in the preantibiotic era. Vertical intrauterine transmission from a typhoid-infected mother is implicated in neonatal typhoid fever. Ten cases at a rural African hospital are presented. Three patients died with two deaths associated with empiric management inappropriate for Salmonella typhi. A… CONTINUE READING

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