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Paratyphoid Fever

Paratyphoid Fever

Typhoid fever is caused by a germ called Salmonella typhi. Parathyroid fever is a milder form of typhoid fever. It is caused by a germ called Salmonella paratyphi. These germs most often infect food and water systems. People get the germs by: Drinking water contaminated by the germs Eating food contaminated with the stool from a person with this illness Having oral or anal sex with someone who is infected with the germs When you have this illness, you may have serious health problems if it is not treated. You may need drugs and care to control the signs of the illness.

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Enteric (Typhoid and Paratyphoid) Fever Discharge Instructions

About this topic

Typhoid fever is caused by a germ called Salmonella typhi. Parathyroid fever is a milder form of typhoid fever. It is caused by a germ called Salmonella paratyphi. These germs most often infect food and water systems. People get the germs by: Drinking water contaminated by the germs Eating food contaminated with the stool from a person with this illness Having oral or anal sex with someone who is infected with the germs When you have this illness, you may have serious health problems if it is not treated. You may need drugs and care to control the signs of the illness.

What drugs may be needed?

Fight an infection,Lower fever,Help with pain,Prevent fluid loss

What changes to diet are needed?

Stay away from caffeine and foods that are greasy, high in fiber, or sweet.,Eat soft, bland foods like bananas, plain rice, boiled potatoes, toast, crackers, cooked carrots, and baked chicken without the skin or fat.,Eat small meals every few hours instead of 3 big meals.

What problems could happen?

Enlargement of the liver and spleen,Sores inside the bowels,Bleeding,Seizures,Infection,Very bad fluid loss

When do I need to call the doctor?

Signs of fluid loss. These include dark-colored urine or no urine for more than 8 hours, dry mouth, cracked lips, dry skin, sunken eyes, lack of energy, feeling faint, or passing out.,Belly pain that won't go away, even with drugs,Problems eating,Bloody stool,Nonstop throwing up,Loss of consciousness,Seizures,Changes in behavior,You are not feeling better in 2 to 3 days or you are feeling worse

Body systems

Infectious Disease

What are other common names?

Salmonella typhi Infections,Enteric Fever,Nervous Fever,Paratyphoid Fever,Slow Fever,Typhoid and Paratyphoid Infections,Typhoid Fever,Typhus Abdominalis

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This information is not specific medical advice and does not replace information you receive from your health care provider. This is only a brief summary of general information. It does NOT include all information about conditions, illnesses, injuries, tests, procedures, treatments, therapies, discharge instructions or life-style choices that may apply to you. You must talk with your health care provider for complete information about your health and treatment options. This information should not be used to decide whether or not to accept your health care provider’s advice, instructions or recommendations. Only your health care provider has the knowledge and training to provide advice that is right for you.

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