Widal Serological Examination Results?
if the widal lab test results show S thypi o 1: 320S p thypi Ao 1: 80S p thypi Bo 1: 320S thypy H 1: 160S P thypi BH 1: 320 Does that indicate typhus and is dangerous ??
Hello Safitri, Thank you for the question.
Have you consulted the doctor who recommended this examination again? What symptoms are you experiencing? Widal examination is a serological examination to detect the presence of immune substances / antibodies that are formed as a reaction to Salmonella typhi bacterial infection in the body. The results of this examination cannot be interpreted alone without knowing information about your complaint and information about the doctor's physical examination. This is because Indonesia is a typhus endemic country so that the Indonesian body will naturally form antibodies against this infection. Or in other words if a blood test is done the results will be positive. Therefore, the results of this examination must be interpreted carefully. You should consult with a doctor who already knows your complaint and has examined you. By knowing the results of blood tests the doctor will determine whether you experience typhus or not. If it is proven to have typhus, you will be treated with antibiotics for a certain period of time.
Please take care of your food intake and drink. Avoid the consumption of food and drinks that are not maintained clean. Make sure you always keep your hands clean before eating and before preparing food.
I hope this helps.