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Arch Hellen Med, 29(3), May-June 2012, 369-371


A case of typhoid fever with no travel history

C. Fountzilas, A. Virapongse, R. Graham
Department of Medicine, Lenox Hill Hospital, New York, NY, USA

The case is reported of typhoid fever in a healthy 25-year-old female without a history of travel outside the USA or contact with any sick person. This case highlights the importance of including enteric fever in the differential diagnosis when fever and abdominal symptoms are present, regardless of the travel history or presence of an epidemic, since Salmonella can be shed intermittently in the feces of asymptomatic carriers in the local community.

Key words: Diarrhea, Fever, Salmonella.

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