what are the organs affected by Typhoid fever?

what are the organs affected by Typhoid fever?

what are the effects?

what are the complications?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    What are the signs and symptoms of typhoid fever?

    Persons with typhoid fever usually have a sustained fever as high as 103° to 104° F (39° to 40° C). They may also feel weak, or have stomach pains, headache, or loss of appetite. In some cases, patients have a rash of flat, rose-colored spots. The only way to know for sure if an illness is typhoid fever is to have samples of stool or blood tested for the presence of S. Typhi .

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    During the development of the typhoid disease the bacteria pass from the intestines into the blood, and then to the spleen and liver where they multiply. The organisms are excreted from the liver accumulate in the gallbladder and are released in enormous amounts into the stomach and intestines.

    The incubation period is 7 to 10 days. and can result in a mild case to a major life threatening illness. First symptoms are headache, fever, loss of appetite, malaise ,abdominal tenderness, constipation followed by diarrhea. small raised pink spots appear on the chest during the 2nd week and the liver and spleen become enlarged if not treated immediately complications such as intestinal bleeding, or perforation, liver failure, infections, and peritonitis could occur.

    Source(s): Principles of internal medicine
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