oa South African Medical Journal - Response to chloramphenicol in the treatment of typhoid fever

Volume 27, Issue 47
  • ISSN : 0256-9574
  • E-ISSN: 2078-5135



1. A number of cases of typhoid fever showing no response or delayed response to chloramphenicol are presented. 2. Positive isolation from blood may be obtained in spite of chloramphenicol having been given-in case 6 after as much as 8 g. 3. Positive cultures may be obtained in the absence of pyrexia. 4. Isolation of S. typhi from stools and urine has proved disappointing.

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