1C30/A75 Typhus fever

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Aetiology

Typhus fever is an infectious disease caused by the bacteria Rickettsia Typhi. It is transmitted through the bite of infected lice or fleas, or through contact with animal feces.

Diagnosis

Diagnosis of typhus fever can be made through physical examination of the patient, as well as laboratory tests such as blood tests, urine tests, and stool tests.

Differential diagnosis

Differential diagnosis of typhus fever includes other similar infectious diseases such as leptospirosis, brucellosis, Q fever, and endemic typhus.

Treatment

Treatment of typhus fever involves antibiotics such as doxycycline, chloramphenicol, or tetracycline. In severe cases, hospitalization and supportive care may be necessary.

Prognosis

Prognosis of typhus fever is generally good with prompt and appropriate treatment. However, the disease can be fatal if not treated in time.

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