Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical
Print version ISSN 0037-8682
ALECRIM, Wilson Duarte et al. Typhoid fever: relapse due to antimicrobial resistance. Case report. Rev. Soc. Bras. Med. Trop. [online]. 2002, vol.35, n.6, pp. 661-663. ISSN 0037-8682. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0037-86822002000600019.
We report for the first time in the Brazilian Amazon a typhoid fever patient with clinical and laboratorial resistance to chloramphenicol, drug of election for this disease in our region. The relapse was observed at the 7th day after the end of treatment and the patient was treated with ciprofloxacin.
Keywords : Typhoid fever; Chloramphenicol; Relapse; Resistance.