Diagnosis of imported Ugandan typhoid fever based on local outbreak information: A case report

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Diagnosis of imported Ugandan typhoid fever based on local outbreak information: A case report

by Alice Lee June 10, 2016

AUTHORS

Shinichiro Ota, et al.

ABSTRACT

Re-emerging multidrug-resistant typhoid fever is becoming a worldwide threat, especially in East Africa. At the beginning of 2015, an outbreak of typhoid fever started in the capital city of Uganda, and 1940 suspected cases were reported by 5 March 2015. In this report, we describe a case of typhoid fever caused by a MDR strain with HIV infection and hemoglobin S-syndrome thalassemia in an Ugandan from Kampala City. It is essential to consider MDR strains of Salmonella enterica serovar Typhi infections, including fluoroquinolone-resistant strains, in patients from Africa and Southeast Asia.

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