Bright: Dem gimme drugs but i dey go buy Typhoid drugs,that doctor young,e never sabi work
Sam: But the doctor nor talk say you get typhoid na
Bright: How you take know say i nor get? You be Doctor?
Why does everyone in Nigeria have Typhoid?
Take them for 3 days anf you would feel better.
Iya Ibeji : Doctor, no Typhoid medicine?
Doctor : No you dont have Typhoid
Iya Ibeji : Doctor? You sure? Na me know my Body o. This one pass ordinary Malaria o
If you are ill and haven't been treated for Malaria and Typhoid...have you even started.
But should it really be so?
What is Typhoid Fever?
Why is it so common?
It could be Fatal if untreated with Over 200,000 people dying yearly from the disease world wide.
This Bacteria when ingested could cause a severe illness or a mild one in which the individual might not get sick but just become a "carrier" infecting others.
It is excreted in the stool, which contaminates Water and Food
Generalized body pains
Right Upper Quadrant Pain
Yes it is that serious.
Treatment for Enteric Fever is Antibiotics.
Choice of which depends on severity of illness and the pattern of resistance
Diagnosis is made by Culture
Stool,Blood or Bone marrow or Lymph node.
To increase Specificity, Large Volume Blood Cultures (20ml) or multiple stool samples are encouraged.
It is easily swayed by antibody sensitisation.
So "Widal" reactive for Typhoid doesnt mean you have typhoid.