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Table 4 Epidemiological, clinical and laboratory features in the 87 inpatients with culture-confirmed enteric fever

From: Genetic Diversity of Salmonella enteric serovar Typhi and Paratyphi in Shenzhen, China from 2002 through 2007

Parametera S. typhi-infected patients
(n = 25)
S. paratyphi A-infected patients (n = 62)
Mean age (yr) (range) 26.7 (0-67) 32.7 (16-62)
Male 14 (56) 36 (58)
Previous enteric fever 0 (0) 1 (2)
Contact with patients with enteric fever 0 (0) 1 (2)
Insalubrity intake 3 (12) 1 (2)
Sanitary latrine 25 (100) 61 (98)
History of travel in the 30 days preceding illness onset 0 (0) 6 (10)
Symptoms   
   Fever 25 (100) 61 (98)
   Headache 9 (36) 31 (50)
   Chills 18 (72) 45 (73)
   Rigor 5 (20) 15 (24)
   Sweating 4 (16) 9 (15)
   Cough 3 (12) 13 (21)
   Abdominal pain 3 (12) 7 (11)
   Nausea 3 (12) 10 (16)
   Vomiting 2 (8) 8 (13)
   Diarrhea 2 (8) 12 (19)
   Myalgia 6 (24) 11 (18)
   Weight loss 8 (32) 9 (15)
   Erythra 3 (12) 3 (5)
Physical finding   
   Abdominal tenderness 2 (8) 7 (11)
   Hepatomegaly 3 (12) 11 (18)
   Splenomegaly 7 (28) 30 (48)
Laboratory finding   
   Mean WBC count (× 109/L) (range) 5.6 (2.1-8.5) 5.4 (1.0-16.8)
   positive Widal test 16 (84)b 9 (16)c
   ALT (> 40 IU/L)d 18 (72) 46 (74)
   AST (> 45 IU/L)e 17 (68) 45 (73)
Complicationsf 6 (24) 13 (21)
  1. a Data are presented as no. (%).
  2. b Only 19 patients were detected.
  3. c Only 55 patients were detected.
  4. d AST, aspartate transaminase (normal range, 0-40 IU/L).
  5. e ALT, alanine transaminase (normal range, 0-45 IU/L).
  6. f including toxic hepatitis, toxic myocarditis, intestinal hemorrhage, bronchitis, pneumonia, and bacterial meningitis.