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What are the symptoms of typhoid fever?

Leigh Vinocur, MD
Emergency Medicine
Symptoms of typhoid include a high fever and many patients can experience low heart rate, called bradycardia. Sometimes a rash of slightly raised red or rose-colored spots on chest and abdomen is present. 

People with Enteric or Typhoid Fever who have the infection in their bloodstream need the intravenous antibiotics floruquinolones or third generation cephalosporins, as well as intravenous fluids. However resistant strains of Salmonella can pose a problem.

Usually symptoms will start to appear about a week or two after exposure to the bacteria. These first symptoms may include a high fever, headache, stomach pain, a dry cough, and an overall feeling of weakness and muscle pain. In some cases, a rash with rose-colored patches can also occur. As the disease progresses, symptoms become more severe and can include weight loss, severe diarrhea or constipation, delirium, and a continued high fever. If these symptoms are left untreated, they can become life-threatening, so it's important to see a doctor right away.

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