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Clinical features of patients with typhoid fever and drug resistance of the causative isolates in western Iran.
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PMID:  19762576     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Typhoid fever is an important infectious disease in developing countries, including Iran. In this survey, all patients hospitalized in teaching hospitals of Hamedan during 1995-2005 were investigated. A total of 162 patients with typhoid fever were studied. Of all patients, 106 were male (65.4%). The most prevalent symptoms were fever (93.2%), chills (76.5%), anorexia (72.2%) and headache (71%). Splenomegaly and hepatomegaly were present in 43.8% and 13.6%, respectively. Salmonella typhi strains were identified in 144 patients (88.9%) and S. paratyphi A strains were found in 12 (7.4%). In others, S. paratyphi B and C were detected. Serum glutamic oxalo-acetic transaminase values were higher than normal in 77.5% of cases and serum glutamic pyruvic transaminase values were higher than normal in 62.5%. The highest sensitivity rate was for ceftizoxime, 91.4% and the lowest rate was for ampicillin, 16.3%.
Ranjbar Mitra; Mohammad Alizadeh Amir Houshang; Hashemi Seyed Hamid; Dadashpoor Maryam; Madrakian Ali Reza; Hadidchi Shima; Nojomi Marzieh
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Tropical doctor     Volume:  39     ISSN:  0049-4755     ISO Abbreviation:  Trop Doct     Publication Date:  2009 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-09-18     Completed Date:  2010-01-26     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  1301706     Medline TA:  Trop Doct     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  223-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Infectious Diseases, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
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MeSH Terms
Anti-Bacterial Agents / therapeutic use
Drug Resistance, Bacterial*
Typhoid Fever / diagnosis*,  drug therapy*
Young Adult
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0/Anti-Bacterial Agents

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