Assessment of prescriptions for the treatment of typhoid fever in children
European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine,
2022, Volume 9, Issue 3, Pages 1629-1632
AbstractBackground: Typhoid fever is an acute systemic febrile illness caused by the bacterium
Salmonella enterica serovar Typhi. The present study was conducted to assess
prescriptions for the treatment of typhoid fever in children.
Materials & Methods: 110 patients of enteric fever of both genders were enrolled. A
thorough clinical examination was carried out. Clinical features and various antibiotics
used to treat these patients was recoded.
Results: Out of 110 patients, males were 60 and females were 50. Among culture
positive, 24 was IgM positive, 1 was widal positive and 23 were both IgM +ve, Widal
+ve. Among Culture negative, 28 were IgM positive, 10 were widal positive and 25 were
both IgM +ve, Widal +ve. The difference was significant (P< 0.05). Azithromycin was
used among 27, ofloxacin among 28 and cefixime among 55. The difference was
significant (P< 0.05).
Conclusion: Most common used antibiotics was cefiximefollowed by ofloxacin and
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