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Enferm Infecc Microbiol Clin. 2013 May;31(5):313-5. doi: 10.1016/j.eimc.2012.11.017. Epub 2013 Feb 12.

[Enteric fever in Madrid. A review of the last 30 years].

[Article in Spanish]

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  • 1Unidad de Enfermedades Infecciosas, Fundación Jiménez Díaz, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Madrid, Spain. acabello@fjd.es

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

Our aim is analyze the epidemiological factors of enteric fever in Madrid (Spain) over the last 30 years.

MATERIAL AND METHODS:

A retrospective review was conducted on cases of typhoid and paratyphoid fever studied in the Fundación Jiménez Díaz (Madrid) between 1980 and 2010. Two similar periods in time were studied (P1: 1980-1993; P2: 1994-2010).

RESULTS:

There was a total of 61 confirmed cases of enteric fever: 51 (84%) were typhoid and 10 were paratyphoid: 45 patients were native Spanish (40 belonging to P1) and 16 were immigrants (15 in P2, with 11 of them coming from the Indian sub-continent).

CONCLUSION:

Enteric fever must be present in the differential diagnosis of persistent fever without clear focus in immigrants, mainly from the Indian subcontinent, and travelers from endemic areas.

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