oa South African Medical Journal - Chloramphenicol in typhoid fever

Volume 25, Issue 16
  • ISSN : 0256-9574
  • E-ISSN: 2078-5135



The results of treatment in 40 Bantu patients with typhoid fever are recorded. Nineteen patients received Chloramphenicol, 21 did not. Chloramphenicol is a valuable drug in typhoid fever; without it, the mortality in our series of cases would have been considerably higher. The greater mortality in the treated group is undoubtedly due to selection of cases, as all seriously ill patients received treatment.

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