What Is enteric fever?
enteric fever is a short-term sickness caused due to micro organism known as Salmonella enterica (stereotype typhoid bacteria)
What are the characteristic symptoms of enteric fever?
It is highly characterized by High-grade fever!
another specie can cause indirect fever is Salmonella paratyphi, but this type of bacteria cause lower level of sickness.. these bacteria can contaminate human via water and food and then as a tendency to spread in nearby population it spread fom one to another..
What are the clinical manifestation of enteric fever
- loss of Hunger
- severe headache
- whole body pain
- very high grade fever upto 104 degree fahrenheit
- feeling of tiredness
How can we say that it is an enteric fever?
Enteric fever which is caused by species of Salmonella so by testing patient’s stools,urine and blood cultures it can easily diagnosed.
What are possible treatment strategy we can follow to eradicate enteric fever specially in children?
Most of antibiotics are very effective against this type of fever, basically the drug of choice over a period of time is only chloramphenicol because of having less adverse effects and high efficacy..
But right now chloramphenicol is replaced by other more effective antibiotics.
Choice of Antibiotics
We need to choose antibiotics as per geographical region discrimination because change of climate can affect efficacy of antibiotic and also security of instruction can vary with variation of demographic area..
In case if patient relapse
We should try to treat it again with other potent antibiotics.
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