When are imaging studies warranted in the evaluation of typhoid fever (enteric fever)?

Updated: Aug 19, 2019
  • Author: John L Brusch, MD, FACP; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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Radiography: Radiography of the kidneys, ureters, and bladder (KUB) is useful if bowel perforation (symptomatic or asymptomatic) is suspected.

CT scanning and MRI: These studies may be warranted to investigate for abscesses in the liver or bones, among other sites.


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