oa South African Medical Journal - Chloramphenicol in typhoid fever
|Article Title||Chloramphenicol in typhoid fever|
|© Publisher:||Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG)|
|Journal||South African Medical Journal|
|Affiliations||1 Baragwanath Hospital, Johannesburg|
|Publication Date||Apr 1951|
|Pages||274 - 276|
|Keyword(s)||Chloramphenicol, Mortality and Typhoid fever|
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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