Typhoid Fever

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Typhoid fever, or better known in the community by the name of Typhus, a
cosmopolitan disease or are found all over the world. Typhoid fever
caused by a type of microbe / bacteria called Salmonella typhi. This
disease still often appears in several places, even some areas in
Indonesia is endemic.

The spread of this disease originated from patients or carriers (those
who have recovered from illness but still contained in the excretion of
seeds disease), can contaminate food through, milk, drinks etc..

When a person drinks contaminated water or contaminated food does not
necessarily become ill on that day, but it takes time to breed
salmonella bacteria so that the population is high enough to interfere
with our body's metabolic processes. Period of pause when the entry of
germs into our bodies until the occurrence of disease symptoms is called
the incubation period. The incubation period typhoid fever between 10 -
14 days.

Typhoid Fever Symptom

• increased body temperature as tiered staircase up to 4 or 5 days
• Headache, dizziness
• aches in joints
• Awareness decreases
• appetite loss or decreased
• Sometimes a cough accompanied by
• diarrhea (more common in children)

Disease Diagnosis

Your doctor will usually see the symptoms and do anamnese to the
patient. Because for confirmation rather difficult, when the city is the
laboratory facility will be carried out several tests, among others:

•Test Widal test
• Blood cultures / gal culture

Widal test test laboratory will get the data immediately, while the
blood cultures require 24 - 48 hours and only expressed negative when in
one week the culture was negative.