TITLE

paratyphoid fever

PUB. DATE
January 2005
SOURCE
Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary;2005, p1597
SOURCE TYPE
Book
DOC. TYPE
Reference Entry
ABSTRACT
A definition of the medical term "paratyphoid fever" is presented. Paratyphoid fever refers to a rare form of febrile gastroenteritis in Western societies, marked by fevers, abdominal pain, diarrhea, headache and occasionally intestinal perforation. It is caused by Salmonella paratyphi and related Salmonella species, typically contracted by travelers who visited tropical countries.
ACCESSION #
21239563

 

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