2017, Number 3
Medicentro 2017; 21 (3)
Pulmonary haemorrhage and acute respiratory distress syndrome as unusual complications of typhoid fever
Cordié MF, Álvarez PA, Rosales GJ, Torres ÁD
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ABSTRACTPulmonary haemorrhage and acute respiratory distress syndrome are uncommon complications of typhoid fever, and endotoxemia as a result of sepsis is a common causal factor. We describe an immunocompetent young Indian male patient with pulmonary haemorrhage, acute respiratory distress syndrome and septic shock in the course of typhoid fever with negative blood cultures and Ciprofloxacin-resistant Salmonella typhi strain isolated in stool culture. The patient had a satisfactory response to conventional treatment for lung damage with mechanical ventilation, the antibiotic based on sensitivity testing and the administration of blood products.