Infectious / inflammatory disorders
Typhoid fever

Topic Completed: 1 October 2012

Minor changes: 18 March 2019

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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. https://www.pathologyoutlines.com/topic/spleentyphoidfever.html. Accessed May 27th, 2020.
Definition / general
  • Due to Salmonella typhi infection
  • Causes inflammatory destruction of GI tract mucosa
  • Bacteremic phase may cause splenomegaly with destruction of splenic vessels
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