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Risk factors for the development of severe typhoid fever in Vietnam.

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BACKGROUND: Typhoid fever is a systemic infection caused by the bacterium Salmonella enterica serovar Typhi. Age, sex, prolonged duration of illness, and infection with an antimicrobial resistant organism have been proposed risk factors for the development of severe disease or fatality in typhoid fever. METHODS: We analysed clinical data from 581 patients consecutively admitted with culture confirmed typhoid fever to two hospitals in Vietnam during two periods in 1993-1995 and 1997-1999. Thes...

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10.1186/1471-2334-14-73

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University of Oxford
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Baker, S
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BioMed Central Ltd. Publisher's website
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BMC infectious diseases Journal website
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14
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1
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73
Publication date:
2014-01-01
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1471-2334
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1471-2334
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uuid:bf37333b-3440-4a6f-8ec6-4cc017fc0fdf
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449220
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pubs:449220

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