A prospective study of the importance of enteric fever as a cause of non-malarial febrile illness in patients admitted to Chittagong Medical College Hospital, Bangladesh.
Fever is a common cause of admission to hospital in Bangladesh but causative agents, other than malaria are, not routinely investigated; enteric fever is thought to be common.
Adults and children admitted to Chittagong Medical College Hospital with a temperature of ≥38.0oC were investigated in detail using a blood smear for malaria, a blood culture, real-time PCR to detect Salmonella Typhi, S. Paratyphi A and other pathogens in blood and CSF and...Expand abstract
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