Pediatric Typhoid: Symptom and Causes


  • Fever, that starts low and increases daily
  • Headache
  • Weakness and fatigue (tiredness)
  • Dry cough
  • Loss of appetite and abdominal pain          
  • Diarrhea or constipation
  • Rash
  • Rose-coloured spots on the chest
  • A coated tongue
  • Enlarged spleen and liver


Typhoid fever is caused by bacteria called Salmonella Typhi (S. Typhi), which are related to the bacteria salmonella that cause food poisoning. Once the bacteria get into the body, they quickly multiply and spread into the bloodstream and exhibits differential signs and symptoms.

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