JOHN D. WOFFORD, M.D.; CLINTON E. WALLACE, M.D.; FRED ALLISON JR., M.D.
The reported incidence of typhoid fever has diminished greatly in the last 20 years. With public health education, accurate methods of diagnosis and the presence of efficacious antimicrobial therapy, typhoid fever does not cause the dreaded mortality rate or disastrous complications of the past. Yet severe cases of typhoid fever are occasionally encountered.
The following case report is an example of an overwhelming infection due to Salmonella typhosa from which the patient recovered. The clinical course was complicated by intestinal perforation and acute pulmonary edema due to "typhoid myocarditis."
A critically ill 21 year old white male house
WOFFORD JD, WALLACE CE, ALLISON F. TYPHOID FEVER COMPLICATED BY INTESTINAL PERFORATION AND MYOCARDITIS1. Ann Intern Med. ;52:259–267. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-52-1-259
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1960;52(1):259-267.
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