Abdominal typhoid A01.0

Author: Prof. Dr. med. Peter Altmeyer

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Last updated on: 29.10.2020

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Synonym(s)

Abdominal Typhoid

Definition
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Systemic infection with Salmonella typhi.

Etiopathogenesis
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Oral uptake of the germs that enter the bloodstream via the lymphatic system after migrating through the intestinal wall.

Clinical features
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Skin lesions: Light icterus, roseoles on the trunk, less frequently on the extremities, towards the end of the second week of the disease. Tongue with greyish-white coating and free, bright red tongue edges and tip. Facies typhosa: Livid reddened face.

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Last updated on: 29.10.2020