Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Typhoid Fever Outlook

What to expect with typhoid fever:

  • Typhoid fever usually resolves completely with treatment.
  • About 15 percent of those treated experience a return of symptoms, caused by reactivation of the infection.
  • Less than 1 out of 100 people with typhoid fever die from the disease.
  • Children less than 5 years old have the greatest risk for death.

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Last Updated: Aug 15, 2008 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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