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Typhoid Fever: Sensitivity and Specificity

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The sensitivity and specificity of findings for Typhoid Fever are listed below. See the left navigation bar to change the display.

Sensitive Findings

Finding SensitivitySpecificity Comments, Study
Fever Edit Sensitivity = 90%

>38C

53% of patients had fever >40C

Study: Microbiol Immunol. 2000;44(7):577-83. PMID 10981830

Bone Marrow Aspirate Culture Edit Sensitivity = 85.6%

Study: J Infect Dis 1984 Feb;149(2):157-61 PMID 6421940

Poorly Diagnostic Findings

Finding SensitivitySpecificity Comments, Study
Blood Cultures
Duplicate Edit
Sensitivity = 81%

Study: Microbiol Immunol. 2000;44(7):577-83. PMID 10981830

Duodenal string-capsule culture Edit Sensitivity = 57.6%

Study: J Infect Dis 1984 Feb;149(2):157-61 PMID 6421940

Diarrhea Edit Sensitivity = 56%

Study: Microbiol Immunol. 2000;44(7):577-83. PMID 10981830

Blood Cultures
Duplicate Edit
Sensitivity = 54.2%

Study: J Infect Dis 1984 Feb;149(2):157-61 PMID 6421940

Stool Culture Edit Sensitivity = 50%

Study: Microbiol Immunol. 2000;44(7):577-83. PMID 10981830

Rectal Swab Culture Edit Sensitivity = 35.6%

Study: J Infect Dis 1984 Feb;149(2):157-61 PMID 6421940

Rose Spots Edit Sensitivity = 26%

salmon colored spots usually found on the abdomen

Study: Microbiol Immunol. 2000;44(7):577-83. PMID 10981830

Hepatomegaly Edit Sensitivity = 25%

Study: Microbiol Immunol. 2000;44(7):577-83. PMID 10981830

Leukocytosis Edit Sensitivity = 17%

>8k/ul

Study: Microbiol Immunol. 2000;44(7):577-83. PMID 10981830