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Typhoid fever

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • March 21, 2006
  • 08:33 PM

what is medican for typhoid fever

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  • What are the drug of choice for treating typhoid fever
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  • Hi friend, My name is Amar and iam a dentist by profession.As far as i know the commonly used drugs to treat typhoid fever are 1. Ampicillin 2. Trimethoprin,sulphamethaxazole, a combination also called Cotrimoxozole 3. Ciprofloxin a common broad spectrum antibiotic. AS per the books they say cotrimoxozole is the first drug of choice in in the treatment if typhoid fever caused by SALMONELLA TYPHE,a serotype of SALMONELLA ENTERICA. And as u know the treatment depends on the severeity of the symtoms starting from oral antibiotics to I.V drips. I am not a good presenter and dont have good knowledge to express thing ,jus giving a basic info that may be handy to u,i wish if it is of any use to u kind regards Amar
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    • August 19, 2006
    • 10:26 AM
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  • I have 2 small children and my husband is going on 4 months with a fever of unknown origin, and 6 weeks with a dry cough. Actually for the past week he hasn't had a fever over 100 but in May and in July it was running about 103 during the evening and alternating with shaking chills. He had 3 weeks of intense muscle pain in his legs, he couldn't walk at all for a week and was hospitalized for 3 days during May. I am not sure I am posting on the correct place but does anyone have a clue what could be causing his sickness?He has seen 6 specialists, had PET Scans, CT Scans, endoscopies, TEE, numerous blood cultures, seen a doctor at MASS General for a second opinion (which led no where), and he is 35 and does not smoke. Has a history of travel in Africa and S. E. Asia for hospital work setting up computer networks...and training physicians, but over 5 years ago now.....all tests have come up negative. All doctors are perplexed.We are desperate for answers!
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    • August 19, 2006
    • 04:02 PM
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