MITCHELL BERNSTEIN, M.D.
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Appendicitis complicating typhoid fever is not of frequent occurrence, but failure to recognize this important complication may prove of serious consequence. Statistics reveal the total typhoid fever death rate for seventy-four cities of the United States during 1928 at 1.89 per 100,000 population.1 Some of these deaths were doubtless due to complications such as perforation and hemorrhage. In addition, appendicitis complicating typhoid fever, unless recognized and properly treated, may end fatally, because of suppuration, perforation, or both.
Previous attacks of appendicitis predispose to an acute flare-up at any time during the course of typhoid fever. The symptoms may be so
BERNSTEIN M. Typhoid Fever Complicated By a Perforated Gangrenous Appendix*: Report of a Case with Recovery. Ann Intern Med. 1930;3:835–837. doi: https://doi.org/10.7326/0003-4819-3-8-835
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1930;3(8):835-837.
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