What are hepatobiliary complications 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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Hepatobiliary complications may include the following:

  • Mild elevation of transaminases without symptoms is common in persons with typhoid fever.

  • Jaundice may occur in persons with typhoid fever and may be due to hepatitis, cholangitis, cholecystitis, or hemolysis.

  • Pancreatitis and accompanying acute renal failure and hepatitis with hepatomegaly have been reported. [79]


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