Typhoid is a bacterial infection caused by Salmonella typhi bacteria. Typhoid spreads through contaminated food and water or through close contact with someone who’s infected. Some of the common signs and symptoms of Typhoid include high fever, abdominal pain, headache, constipation or diarrhea.
HOW IS TYPHOID DIAGNOSED?
A General Physician diagnoses Typhoid by performing a culture of the blood or other body fluid or tissue. A bone marrow culture often is the most apt test for identifying the bacteria causing Typhoid.
HOW IS TYPHOID TREATED?
Antibiotic therapy is the only effective treatment for Typhoid and other treatments include drinking fluids to prevent dehydration and surgery if the intestines become perforated.