Typhoid and paratyphoid fever

  title={Typhoid and paratyphoid fever},
  author={M. Bhan and R. Bahl and S. Bhatnagar},
  journal={The Lancet},
  • M. Bhan, R. Bahl, S. Bhatnagar
  • Published 2005
  • Medicine
  • The Lancet
  • Typhoid fever is estimated to have caused 21.6 million illnesses and 216,500 deaths globally in 2000, affecting all ages. There is also one case of paratyphoid fever for every four of typhoid. The global emergence of multidrug-resistant strains and of strains with reduced susceptibility to fluoroquinolones is of great concern. We discuss the occurrence of poor clinical response to fluoroquinolones despite disc sensitivity. Developments are being made in our understanding of the molecular… CONTINUE READING
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