Explanation Of The Results Of Blood Checks On WIDAL?
Tonight .. I want to ask if the blood check results on WIDAL are stated as follows: – Salmonella Typhi O (Positive 1/160 – Salmonella Paratyphi BO (Positive 1/160) – Salmonella Typhi H (Postive 1/160) What does that mean? Tks
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Widal examination is one of the tests used to see the condition of the infection by salmonella bacteria associated with typhus. Where usually will be stated positively if the results obtained are equal to or more than 1: 320 but can also be obtained positive results in a number of conditions such as
Having been infected with typhus before. Having vaccinated typhus. Poor nutritional conditions. So there is a more accurate examination with tubex that sees antibodies against typhus that are infecting at this time.
But both of these are investigations that will support the physical examination and history taking. Symptoms experienced are usually fever, changes in bowel movements, nausea and vomiting.
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