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Enteric fever caused by Salmonella paratyphi C in South and South West Africa.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  104399     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This article documents 53 cases of Salmonella paratyphi C infections in humans in the Eastern Transvaal (47 cases) and South West Africa (6 cases). Ninety-two percent of patients (49 cases) had enteric fever, 1 patient was asymptomatic, and 3 had localized urinary infections or were carriers. Most patients were successfully treated with chloramphenicol and only 1 relapsed. The South West African strains were identified as S. paratyphi C var. east africa. The organism is probably spread by water, and 70% of patients who had enteric fever were under the age of 20 years.
M R Jacobs; H J Koornhof; S I Crisp; H L Palmhert; A Fitzstephens
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  South African medical journal = Suid-Afrikaanse tydskrif vir geneeskunde     Volume:  54     ISSN:  0256-9574     ISO Abbreviation:  S. Afr. Med. J.     Publication Date:  1978 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1979-03-24     Completed Date:  1979-03-24     Revised Date:  2014-09-12    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0404520     Medline TA:  S Afr Med J     Country:  SOUTH AFRICA    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  434-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Child, Preschool
Middle Aged
Paratyphoid Fever / drug therapy,  epidemiology*
Salmonella paratyphi C
South Africa

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