Assessment of profile of typhoid pediatric fever patients
European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine,
2022, Volume 9, Issue 7, Pages 8891-8894
AbstractBackground: Typhoid is a multi systemic bacterial illness caused by Salmonella species, subspecies enterica and serovar typhi. The present study was conducted to assess profile of typhoid pediatric fever patients.
Materials & Methods: 84 children with typhoid fever of both genders were included. A thorough clinical examination was carried out. Symptoms and antibiotic sensitivity pattern was recorded.
Results: Out of 84 patients, males were 54 and female were 30. Common clinical features were fever in 84, vomiting in 35, diarrhoea in 40, pain abdomen in 25 and headache In 31 patients. The difference was significant (P< 0.05). Sensitivity of ciprofloxacin was seen in 12, levofloxacin in 42, meropenam in 84 and ceftriaxone in 84 cases. The difference was significant (P< 0.05).
Conclusion: The most common clinical features were fever, vomiting, diarrhea etc. Maximum antibiotic sensitivity was seen for meropenam and ceftriaxone
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