oa Central African Journal of Medicine - Severe intestinal haemorrhage in typhoid: a case report

Volume 19, Issue 12
  • ISSN : 0008-9176



A case of typhoid fever is descriptionbed where intestinal haemorrhage was so severe that conservative treatment was inadequate and surgical resection of terminal ileum, caecum and part of the ascending colon was necessary in order to control the bleeding. Histology of the bleeding ulcers in the wall of the terminal ileum and the caecum showed marked neutrophil infiltration, a feature which is unusual in typhoid fever.

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