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November 1985

Toxic Megacolon in Typhoid Fever

Author Affiliations

From the Section of Gastroenterology, Department of Medicine, Ciudad Sanitaria "Vall d'Hebrón," Universidad Autónoma, Barcelona, Spain.

Arch Intern Med. 1985;145(11):2120. doi:10.1001/archinte.1985.00360110196039

• A 40-year-old man with bacteriologically documented typhoid fever who was receiving correct antibiotic treatment developed toxic megacolon. Because of progressive clinical deterioration, the patient underwent surgical treatment, with quick postoperative improvement while receiving antibiotics and total parenteral nutrition.

(Arch Intern Med 1985;145:2120)