J Pediatr Infect Dis 2018; 13(03): 240-241
DOI: 10.1055/s-0037-1603575
Case Report
Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart · New York

Typhoid Fever with Acute Pancreatitis in a Five-Year-Old Child

Soumya Roy
1  Department of Pediatrics, Institute of Child Health, Kolkata, West Bengal, India
,
Sumit Datta Majumdar
1  Department of Pediatrics, Institute of Child Health, Kolkata, West Bengal, India
,
Subroto Chakrabartty
1  Department of Pediatrics, Institute of Child Health, Kolkata, West Bengal, India
,
Swati Chakravarti
1  Department of Pediatrics, Institute of Child Health, Kolkata, West Bengal, India
› Author Affiliations
Funding None.
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Publication History

01 March 2017

22 April 2017

Publication Date:
04 July 2017 (eFirst)

Abstract

Typhoid fever is very common in children, with abdominal pain occurring in 21% of patients. The occurrence of acute pancreatitis in typhoid is a rare complication, especially in preschool children. Knowledge of this condition is necessary for proper management, as well as to avoid unnecessary laparotomy. In this article, we describe the case of a 5-year-old girl who was diagnosed with this condition. She was managed conservatively with ceftriaxone and supportive measures, following which she had a completely recovery.