Laboratory parameters for predicting Salmonella bacteraemia: a prospective cohort study

Suhendro, Hadianti Adlani, Leonard Nainggolan, Cleopas Martin R., Amin Subandrio W. Kusumo

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Abstract

Blood cultures for a definitive diagnosis of typhoid fever takes time and are not routinely available. We thus investigated laboratory parameters to predict Salmonella bacteraemia. We conducted a prospective cohort study in Jakarta, Indonesia. Patients with suspected typhoid fever admitted to hospital from October 2014 to December 2016 were included. Out of 187 individuals, 27 had Salmonella typhi and 12 had S. paratyphi in blood cultures. Absolute eosinopenia, elevated aspartate aminotransferase and elevated C-reactive protein > 40 mg/L were positive predictors.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)124-127
Number of pages4
JournalTropical Doctor
Volume48
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2018

Keywords

  • Aspartate aminotransferase (AST)
  • blood culture
  • C-reactive protein (CRP)
  • eosinopenia
  • Salmonella
  • typhoid fever

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