• Herpes labialis , rare in true typhoid fever, is frequently seen in paratyphoid B. Diagnosis is with isolation of the agent in blood or stool and demonstration of antibodies antiBH in the Widal test . (wikipedia.org)
  • Therefore, this study aimed to determine the prevalence, clinical presentation at the time of diagnosis and associated factors of typhoid fever among febrile patients visiting Shashemene Referral Hospital, southern Ethiopia. (biomedcentral.com)
  • Despite its clinical importance, laboratory diagnosis of typhoid fever in resource-limited countries widely depends on non-specific clinical presentation and Widal test which has a low specificity and positive predictive value (PPV) [ 9 ]. (biomedcentral.com)
  • However, diagnosis of typhoid fever using blood culture is the mainstay of diagnosis and has good specificity and can proceed to antibiotic sensitivity test [ 15 ]. (biomedcentral.com)