Arthritis is a common condition that causes inflammation and pain in the joints. Typhoid arthritis, on the other hand, is a rare complication of typhoid fever caused by the Salmonella typhi bacterium. It is a form of reactive arthritis that can develop after a person recovers from typhoid fever.
The primary cause of typhoid arthritis is infection with the Salmonella typhi bacterium, which can enter the body through contaminated food or water. The bacteria can cause a range of symptoms, including fever, fatigue, headache, abdominal pain, and diarrhea. In some cases, the bacteria can also spread to the joints, causing inflammation and arthritis.
The symptoms of typhoid arthritis can include:
These symptoms can develop several weeks after a person recovers from typhoid fever.
Diagnosis of typhoid arthritis typically involves a combination of medical history, physical examination, and laboratory tests, including:
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