What are the symptoms of typhoid?
Symptoms and signs of typhoid range from mild to severe and last for about one month. Symptoms may include:
- fatigue or tiredness
- malaise (general feeling of feeling unwell)
- sore throat
- persistent cough
- severe headache
- slower than usual heart rate
- abdominal pains
- changes in bowel habits, such as constipation or diarrhoea
- lack of appetite and weight loss
- reddened skin rash on the chest and stomach
- mental changes such as confusion
- blood poisoning (septicaemia)
- enlarged spleen (splenomegaly)
- enlarged liver (hepatomegaly).
Sources & Citations
- New South Wales Government Health. Typhoid and paratyphoid fact sheet. Available at: http://www.health.nsw.gov.au/Infectious/factsheets/Pages/typhoid.aspx (accessed 15 April 2018).
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