DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18203/2349-2902.isj20190412

Typhoid fever colitis with massive lower gastrointestinal bleeding

Yousif Salem, Keith Johnston, Amro Salem

Abstract


Authors are presenting the case of a 34year old female, with no known comorbidities, who after recent travel to Pakistan, presented with fever for 1 month and was diagnosed with typhoid fever.

During her admission she developed bleeding per rectum and abdominal pain labeled as right-side colitis, confirmed by endoscopy and CT scan, which was managed surgically by extended right hemicolectomy and ileostomy.

The aim of this case is to discuss a rare complication of typhoid fever which is lower gastrointestinal bleeding, and high light the importance of considering rare infectious cases if not in endemic areas.


Keywords


Colitis, Enteric fever, Salmonella typhi, Typhoid

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