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Year : 2016  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 31-33

Typhoid fever with acute abdominal pain masquerading as surgical emergency!


Department of Pediatrics, SDN Hospital, Dilshad Garden, Delhi, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Sumit Mehndiratta
Department of Pediatrics, SDN Hospital, Dilshad Garden, Delhi - 110 095
India
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DOI: 10.4103/2350-0298.184673

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Typhoid fever is a common childhood infectious illness in resource-poor countries. Gastrointestinal manifestations are common presentation in this illness. We report a series of 3 cases with acute abdominal pain as presenting feature which were initially presumed to have a surgical emergency but were later on diagnosed to have typhoid fever. Confounding presentations and unusual features can sometimes pose a diagnostic dilemma even in a common illness.


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