Typhus Fever: An uncommon childhood infection—Report of a Case from Northern Region of Bangladesh

Authors

  • Ranjit Basak Department of Paediatrics, Rangpur Community Medical College, Rangpur
  • Nawshin Islam Department of Paediatrics, Rangpur Community Medical College, Rangpur

Keywords:

Typhus, Weil-Felix test, Typhoid, Bangladesh.

Abstract

Typhus fever is not a common problem in childhood and mostly it is misdiagnosed. In this child, the clinical diagnosis was typhoid fever. On admission the child was presented with long standing fever with splenomegaly supported by significant widal test. Despite appropriate treatment, the patient was not responding. Later, most common differential diagnoses were thought to be tuberculosis and typhus fever. Finally, a co-infection of typhoid and typhus fever was discovered. This uncommon presentation should be taken into consideration in difficult to treat prolonged fever in children.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.11566/cmoshmcj.v12i2.40

Chatt Maa Shi Hosp Med Coll J 2013; 12(2): 49-51

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Published

2013-06-29

How to Cite

Basak, R., & Islam, N. (2013). Typhus Fever: An uncommon childhood infection—Report of a Case from Northern Region of Bangladesh. Chattagram Maa-O-Shishu Hospital Medical College Journal, 12(2), 49–51. Retrieved from https://banglajol.info/index.php/CMOSHMCJ/article/view/15512

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Case Reports