A01.0: Typhoid fever

You have typhoid.

Typhoid is caused by certain bacteria. These bacteria are part of the salmonella group. There are many different types of salmonella. These bacteria only occur in humans. Typhoid is usually transmitted through contaminated water or food. The disease occurs primarily in Africa, South America and Southeast Asia.

Typhoid usually begins with headaches and limb pain. This disease causes a high fever, usually without shivering. The fever remains high for several days. Abdominal pain is another common symptom of the disease. You may have constipation initially. Then later there will be diarrhea that can cause a lot of fluid to be lost. Furthermore, it is common to feel weak and tired. There may also be confusion. But the symptoms can also be moderate.

The bacteria can spread through the entire body. For example, the bacteria can also get into the lungs. Typhoid can make you seriously ill.

It is possible to infect other people for several weeks after the illness due to the bacteria being passed in stools.


This information is not intended for self-diagnosis and does not replace professional medical advice from a doctor. If you find an ICD code on a personal medical document, please also note the diagnostic confidence indicator.
Your doctor will assist you with any health-related questions and explain the ICD code to you in a direct consultation if necessary.


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Further articles


Typhoid is transmitted by bacteria in contaminated drinking water and food. It is recommended that people get a typhoid vaccine before travel to high-risk areas and take care with food and drink.