An Explanation Of The Results Of The Typhoid And Paratypal Fever Lab?
Good afternoon, dokI want to ask, if I was diagnosed with typhus with the results of a blood test for Sal ParaTyphi A +1/80 while for Sal ParaTyphi B +1/320 can I get hospitalization? Because when I asked for a referral from the health center for hospitalization at the hospital, I was not given a referral letter, only if I wanted to be admitted directly to the intended hospital. Yet as far as I know to get inpatients BPJS patients must get a referral letter first. Please explain, thank you!
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Alright, I try to help answer.
Based on the results delivered, it is likely that you have paratyphoid fever. Typhoid and Paratyphoid fever is slightly different from the cause. Typhoid fever is a disease caused by salmonella typhi bacteria that attacks the digestive tract. Symptoms include fever up and down, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, diarrhea can occur. Whereas for paratyphoid fever is a disease caused by salmonella paratyphi, the symptoms resemble typhoid fever, such as fever, abdominal pain, nausea and vomiting. It's just that paratyphi fever is usually lighter when compared with typhoid fever. This disease is generally transmitted through contaminated food or poor hygiene.
According to the results provided, the possibility of sister Farah suffering from paratyphoid fever with a result of 1/320 which indicates a 4x increase from the normal value based on the widal test. But this examination is usually not so accurate and sensitive. In addition to the increase in laboratory values, in order to get an indication at the hospital for treatment, there must be other accompanying symptoms such as fever up and down, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain. Besides widal examination, another better examination is TUBEX examination.
Hope this helps, thank you