Table 2.

Clinical and laboratory variables for patients with typhoid fever

VariableValue for:
Patients with mild typhoid fever (n = 81)Patients with severe typhoid fever (n = 8)
Age (yr)a10 (7–20) (4–42)9.5 (7–18.5) (6–21)
Duration of fever (days)a7 (5–12) (2–30)5.5 (3.5–7) (3–15)
FCT (h)a99 (83–123) (36–300)75 (45–150) (36–168)
Admission temp (°C)a39.5 (39–40) (37–41)39 (38.5–40) (37.5–40.5)
No. of femalesb41/81 (50%)5/8 (62.5%)
Abdominal painb38/80 (47%)7/8 (87.5%)
Confusionb0/800/8
Diarrheab57/80 (70%)5/8 (62.5%)
Gastrointestinal bleedingb0/813/7 (43%)
Clinical jaundiceb2/79 (2.5%)0/8
Splenomegalyb14/80 (17.5%)2/8 (25%)
Rashb0/810/8
Hepatomegalyb49/81 (60.5%)6/8 (75%)
White blood cell count/μla7,400 (5,700–9,400) (2,700–1,6700)7700 (5,275–13,900) (3,600–16,000)
Platelet count/μla214,000 (137,500–277,000) (66,000–490,000)163,500 (98,250–261,000) (78,000–300,000)
Hematocrit %a32 (30–35) (21–44)31 (28–36) (25–37)
  • a Results are given as median (IQR) (range) for abnormally distributed data.

  • b Results are given as number of patients positive (percentage).