Treatment Of Typhus In Toddlers?
good night HealthReplies.com, I would like to ask the condition of my child aged 2 years 8 months, body weight 10kg is exactly 1 week of fever, on Monday yesterday I did a blood check with the results of Lekosit 8.2 Hemoglobin 12.0 salmonella typhi IGM: negative / 2 … the condition is hot Up and down, we went out of town, but the conditions decreased slightly, the heat fluctuated along with the heat was a bit high, 39drjt. We decided to check the blood again on Thursday night with the results of hemoglobin 12.2 leukocytes 10.63 anti salmonella typhi IGM: positive
Typhus is an infection caused by the salmonella typhi bacteria. Typhus is transmitted through food contaminated with these bacteria. Typhus can occur in children to adults. Typhus can cause symptoms such as a higher fever in the afternoon to night, nausea and vomiting, decreased appetite, headaches, and may be accompanied by digestive disorders such as diarrhea.
if you do a salmonellla IgM test, usually these antibodies will only be positive on days 2-3 from the onset of symptoms. So it could be that an examination that is too early shows negative results. Positive IgM indicates a typhoid infection.
so that if your child is currently still feverish, and has diarrhea and decreased eating, then you should immediately have your child checked by the nearest hospital. Because if there is diarrhea and decreased appetite continuously, the child can become dehydrated. By having your child examined, the doctor can decide whether replacement antibiotics or other medications are needed.
Here's an article that you can read about Typhus
may be useful. Thank you