Typhoid fever in Singapore: a review of 370 cases.

  title={Typhoid fever in Singapore: a review of 370 cases.},
  author={F S Yew and Suok Kai Chew and Kee Tai Goh and Eric F Monteiro and Young Sik Lim},
  journal={The Journal of tropical medicine and hygiene},
  volume={94 5},
The medical records of 370 patients treated for typhoid fever between 1986 and 1988 at the Communicable Disease Centre, Singapore, were reviewed. The disease was generally mild. There was no mortality. Fever was found in 98.4% of patients on admission and diarrhoea in 21%. Cough was predominantly a symptom of children and occurred in 7.1% of patients aged below 15 years. Other symptoms were uncommon. Hepatomegaly was found in 71% and splenomegaly in 47%. Leucopenia was not a helpful diagnostic… CONTINUE READING

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