A young girl with fever in India

Sachin N. Desai, Deepak Kamat

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A resident visiting India during his international rotation with Children's Hospital of Michigan encountered a 4-year-old girl with fever. Initially, she was treated for malaria because of a positive test for plasmodium vivax. After her fever continued, she received treatment for typhoid fever because of a positive Widal test. In addition, ELISA assays for IgM antibodies for Dengue fever also were positive. Eventually, the fever ended and the patient went home. The resident believes the patient had typhoid fever in addition to malaria because her fever continued despite treatment for malaria.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)148-151
Number of pages4
JournalInternational Pediatrics
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 2006
Externally publishedYes


  • Dengue fever
  • Fever
  • International health pathway
  • Malaria
  • Plasmodium vivax
  • Typhoid fever

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health


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