Enteric Fever Treatment
► Oral Chloramphenicol
► Severe infections - Intravenous injection of Chloramphenicol
► In Chloramphenicol resistance - Ampicillin, Co-trimoxazole, Ciprofloxacin
► Replacement of fluids and electrolytes
► Antibiotics is mostly not required for treatment of gastroenteritis
► Bacteremia treatment requires antibiotic treatment of Chloramphenicol, Co-trimoxazole, Ampicillin.
► Newer Cephalosporins (Cefotazime / Ceftriazone) are now used for treating heavy bacteremia caused by Salmonella infection.
► For treating abscess caused by Salmonella surgical drainage is done to remove abscess.
► Gall bladder removal (Cholecystectomy) with antibiotic treatment can cure asymptomatic carriers.
► Risk of spreading bacteria during surgery and causing metastasis.
► Antibiotics used for treatment - Ampicillin, Amoxicillin, Co-trimoxazole, Ciprofloxacin.