Enteric Fever in Two Siblings with Severe Haemorrhage and ShockCorrespondence Address :
Dr. Parul Bhati,
Flat No. 44, 3B, Phase-2, Kalpataru Appartments, Ghatkopar West-400086, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.
Enteric fever is an infectious disease caused by Salmonella typhi, more common in developing countries. It can affect almost all organ systems of the body. There have been occasional reports in literature of patients with enteric fever presenting with severe haemorrhage and very rarely both haemorrhage and shock. Here, we report cases of two siblings, both of them suffering from enteric fever simultaneously, presenting with severe multiple site haemorrhage, shock and with severe thrombocytopenia. The elder sibling presented with encephalopathy as well. Both siblings survived after receiving appropriate platelet and blood transfusions alongside ionotropes and appropriate antibiotics.
Encephalopathy, Gastrointestinal haemorrhage, Petechiae, Thrombocytopenia
Parul Bhati, Garima Gupta, PC Goyal. ENTERIC FEVER IN TWO SIBLINGS WITH SEVERE HAEMORRHAGE AND SHOCK. Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research [serial online] 2018 May [cited: 2018 May 27 ]; 12:SD01-SD04. Available from
Date of Submission: Sep 27, 2017
Date of Peer Review: Nov 30, 2017
Date of Acceptance: Feb 28, 2018
Date of Publishing: May 01, 2018
FINANCIAL OR OTHER COMPETING INTERESTS: None.
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