Bacterial Diseases

Bacterial Diseases

Bacterial Diseases provides readers an overview of a broad variety of bacterial infections. Chapters cover the description of specific disease and its causative agent, followed by information about ...
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Typhoid Fever: Salmonella is the Causative Agent

Pp. 95-97 (3)

DOI: 10.2174/9789811473760120010024

Author(s): Muhammad Imran Qadir, Ayesha Altaf

Abstract

Typhoid fever which is the systemic disease is caused by the Salmonella enterica or S. typhi. It has been a disease prevailing throughout the world most common in developing countries, with common symptoms like high fever, constipation, diarrhea, fatigue, and dry cough strategies for its diagnosis have been developed which includes Widal and typhidot, the typhidot technique has advantage on the widal test based on easiness and sensitivity, the different type of antibiotics has been produced for the treatment, but as the bacterial species are becoming resistance there is need for the development of other technique for the treatment which involves the development of vaccines for the prevention of typhoid fever.

Keywords:

Antibiotics and Vaccines, High Fever, Salmonella enterica, Typhidot, Typhoid, Widal Test.