Severe Thrombocytopenia in a Child With Typhoid Fever: A Case Report

Mohammed Al Reesi; Glenn Stephens; Brendan McMullan


J Med Case Reports. 2016;10(333) 

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Typhoid fever is a systemic infection caused by Salmonella enterica subsp. enterica serovar Typhi and occasionally Salmonella Paratyphi. Thrombocytopenia is relatively common in typhoid fever, with a reported incidence up to 26% in children. It has been classified as a marker of severity in typhoid fever and indicates a high risk for development of complications.[1] Despite this, its pathophysiology and management in typhoid fever is not well established. We present a case of severe thrombocytopenia in a child with typhoid fever and we discuss the published literature.