What is enteric fever in bacterial gastroenteritis?

Updated: Jul 17, 2018
  • Author: Jennifer Lynn Bonheur, MD; Chief Editor: BS Anand, MD  more...
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S typhi causes enteric fever. This syndrome has an insidious onset of malaise, fever, abdominal pain, and bradycardia. Diarrhea and rash (rose spots) appear after 1 week of symptoms. Bacteria may have disseminated at that time, and treatment is required to prevent systemic complications such as hepatitis, myocarditis, cholecystitis, and gastrointestinal bleeding.


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