Chronic Salmonella typhi carrier state: a precursor to gall bladder cancer
Keywords:S. typhi, Typhoid chronic carrier, Gall bladder cance
Typhoid fever is one of the commonest infections of the gastrointestinal tract seen in the Indian subcontinent. Association with gall stones can lead to a chronic carrier state. This is a dangerous situation as it can strongly predispose to the development of carcinoma of the gall bladder which is known to have a very poor prognosis. The pathophysiology of this carcinogenic change and its clinical implications are discussed in this paper.