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

Abstract

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. .

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Jagadish N Bhadbhade

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  • EP ID EP539343
  • DOI 10.26611/10141014
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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