ROLE OF TYHPHIDOT IN DIAGNOSIS OF ENTERIC FEVER
Enteric fever is growing problem in third world countries. It is diagnosed by blood culture however it is expensive, time consuming. Considering early complications of typhoid fever it can not be relied. A quick and cheap test is needed to diagnose enteric fever. Most of the clinicians consider typhidot as a reliable tool to diagnose and initiate treatment of enteric fever. Our study was conducted to know sensitivity and specificity of typhidot. Our study was done at services hospital Lahore from june 2018 to February 2019 In GI Clinic. As per results, the sensitivity of typhidot came out to be 41.02% and specificity was 48.38% with the total sample size of 70.
Thus typhidot being less sensitive and specific should be discouraged as main diagnostic test of enteric fever.
Key Words: Enteric fever; Typhidot ; Blood culture;
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