Typhoid fever and paratyphoid fever are both bacterial infections caused by strains of the Salmonella bacteria.
Typhoid fever is caused by the Salmonella typhi bacteria, while paratyphoid fever is caused by the Salmonella paratyphi bacteria. Paratyphoid fever is milder in severity than typhoid fever. Both of these infections are spread through contaminated food or water and are more common in areas with poor sanitation.
Symptoms of typhoid fever and paratyphoid fever include high fever, headache, weakness, generalized discomfort and aches, cough, extreme fatigue, and constipation. In severe cases, these infections can lead to complications such as intestinal bleeding, perforation of the bowel, and meningitis.
It’s important to seek prompt medical attention if you suspect you have either of these infections, as early treatment can help prevent complications.
Reszon Typhoid Rapid lgM Test Kit and Reszon Typhoid Rapid lgG/lgM (Combo) Test Kit are immunochromatographic assays designed for the qualitative detection of Typhoid fever. Reszon Typhoid Rapid IgM Test Kit is designed to detect specific IgM antibodies against a specific Salmonella typhi antigen in human serum, plasma, or whole blood specimens. Reszon Typhoid Rapid lgG/lgM (Combo) Test Kit is intended for qualitative detection and differentiation of specific IgM and IgG antibodies against specific Salmonella typhi OMP antigens in human serum or plasma specimens.
Both test kits are available in the packing size of 25 tests per kit and are intended to be used by a medical professional for early diagnosis of Typhoid fever.
- Mayo Clinic Typhoid Fever Accessed on 4th April 2023
- Metropolis, the Pathology Specialist What are The Different Types of Typhoid? Accessed on 4th April 2023