Enteric Fever in a Multicultural Canadian Tertiary Care Pediatric Setting: A 28-Year Review

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Enteric Fever in a Multicultural Canadian Tertiary Care Pediatric Setting: A 28-Year Review

by Sarah Lindsay March 6, 2016

Authors

Zhou K, Sauve LJ, Richardson SE, Ford-Jones EL, Morris SK

Abstract

We undertook a 28-year review of enteric fever at a large tertiary care pediatric center. Most cases occurred in children who visited friends and relatives in the Indian subcontinent, and there was significant antibiotic resistance. Documented vaccination rates were low, and many cases also had evidence of delays in diagnosis and treatment.

 

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