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Iranian Journal of Pediatrics
Tehran University of Medical Sciences Press
ISSN: 1018-4406
EISSN: 2008-2150
Vol. 19, No. 1, 2009, pp. 79-81
Bioline Code: pe09013
Full paper language: English
Document type: Case Report
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Iranian Journal of Pediatrics, Vol. 19, No. 1, 2009, pp. 79-81

 en Co-infection of Hepatitis A and E with Salmonella check for this species in other resources Infection; a Case Report
Bhat, Deepak; Dhooria, Gurdeep Singh & Bains, Harmesh Singh


Background: Ours is a developing country so infectious diseases contribute maximum to the morbidity and mortality. Among these, water borne diseases like diarrhea, typhoid, infectious hepatitis etc. are on rise. Sometimes more than one type of infection coexists which makes the diagnosis and management a challenging task. We report a case of Coinfection of Salmonella typhi check for this species in other resources with Hepatitis A and E.
Case Presentation: A 5 year old male child came to us with complaints of fever and jaundice for last 9 days. Blood culture of patient was positive for Salmonella typhi. Viral markers turned out to be positive for Hepatitis A and E. To the best of our knowledge coinfection of Hepatitis A and E with Salmonella has rarely been reported earlier.
Conclusion: In view of the restricted finances in our country vaccines against typhoid and Hepatitis A can not be incorporated in the national immunization schedule at present but these vaccines can be offered on an individual basis.

Hepatitis, Viral Hepatitis, Typhoid fever, Vaccination, Salmonella typhi

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