Spleen
Infectious / inflammatory disorders
Typhoid fever

Author: Jaleh Mansouri, M.D. (see Authors page)

Revised: 1 March 2018, last major update October 2012

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PubMed Search: Typhoid fever[TI] spleen

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Definition / general
Cite this page: Mansouri, J. Typhoid fever. PathologyOutlines.com website. http://www.pathologyoutlines.com/topic/spleentyphoidfever.html. Accessed October 16th, 2018.
Definition / general
  • Due to Salmonella typhi infection
  • Causes inflammatory destruction of GI tract mucosa
  • Bacteremic phase may cause splenomegaly with destruction of splenic vessels