A study of profile of the patients with typhoid fever in pediatric patients at tertiary care center

Journal Title: Medpulse International Journal of Pediatrics - Year 2019, Vol 10, Issue 1


Background: This word typhoid is derived from Greek word ‘TYPHOS’ meaning smokes or stupor. Typhoid is a multi systemic bacterial illness caused by Salmonella species, subspecies enterica and serovar typhi. Aims and Objectives: To study Profile of the patients with Typhoid Fever in pediatric patients at Tertiary Care center. Methodology: This was a cross-sectional study carried out in the department of pediatrics at tertiary health care centre during the one year period i.e. March 2017 to March 2018, in the one year period all the patients with fever were screened for typhoid fever all of them undergone routine tests with widal test. Those patients showing widal test positive and supported clinical features were considered to classify the patients as typhoid. So during the one year period 181 patients included into study. The details of the patients like age, sex, clinical features were noted entered to excel sheets and analyzed by excel software for windows 10. Result: In our study we have seen that the majority of the of the patients were in the age group of 9-12 were 29.83%, followed by 6-9 Were 24.86%; 3-6 were 20.99%, 1-3 were 13.81%, <1 were 10.50%. The majority of the were males i.e. 58.01% followed by 41.99% were females. The most common clinical features were Fever -100%, followed by Vomiting in 85%, Diarrhea in 78%, Weakness in 65%, Coated tongue in 59%, Hepatomegaly in 48%; Splenomegaly in 41%; Rash on the skin in 30%. Conclusion: The majority of the of the patients were in the age group of 9-12 Yrs. of age, majority of the patients were male and most common clinical features were Fever, Vomiting, Diarrhea, Weakness, Coated tongue, Hepatomegaly, Splenomegaly. .

Authors and Affiliations

Jagadish N Bhadbhade


Related Articles

Knowledge and attitude of postnatal mothers regarding breastfeeding assessed by Iowainfant feeding attitude scale

Background: Exclusive breastfeeding(EBF) for the first 6 months of life is now considered as global public health goal that is linked to reduction of infant morbidity and mortality, especially in the developing countries...

A study on effect of nutritional variables in children with iron deficiency anemia in south Indian population

Background:Iron Deficiency (ID) is the most prevalent nutritional disorder in the world. The prevalence of Iron Deficiency Anemia (IDA) is about 9% in toddlers, 9-11% in adolescent girls and less than 1% in teenage boys....

A study of clinical profile and factors associated with acute respiratory infection in paediatric patients at tertiary health care centre

Background: Meconium Aspiration Syndrome (MAS) is defined as development of respiratory distress in newborns soon after birth, which have got radiological evidence of aspiration pneumonitis along with meconium staining o...

Incidence of hypoglycemia in newborn babies born with perinatal and postnatal risk factors

Background: Hypoglycemia is a common, preventable and neglected problem in many maternity hospitals in developing countries. In the presence of certain high risk factors like small for date, large for date, prematurity e...

A study of treatment protocols of surviours and non surviours of status epilepticus in children

Background: Status epilepticus (SE) is a serious neurological problem in children. In this study we aimed to determine the etiology and outcome of SE in children treated according to aa protocol. Aim and Objective: To st...

Download PDF file
  • EP ID EP539343
  • DOI 10.26611/10141014
  • Views 99
  • Downloads 0

How To Cite

Jagadish N Bhadbhade (2019). A study of profile of the patients with typhoid fever in pediatric patients at tertiary care center. Medpulse International Journal of Pediatrics, 10(1), 13-15. https://europub.co.uk/articles/-A-539343