Nursing diagnosis for Typhoid Fever


Typhoid fever is a food borne illness caused by a bacterium, Salmonella typhi.

salmonella typhi

salmonella typhi

Transmission modes

Transmission may be:

– Direct stools or soiled linen, by eating contaminated food.

– Indirect shellfish, seafood, water polluted with faecal material.


– Ingestion of the organism that crosses the intestinal mucosa.

– The seed wins the lymph nodes, where it multiplies.

– Germs are released into the blood via the lymphatic system: lymphatic sepsis.

– Lysis of the bacteria releases toxins that cause digestive complications and myocarditis.


1.Incubation is variable between 7 and 15 days.

2.Fever : the temperature reaches 40 ° and then gradually plateau.

3.Digestive disorders: abdominal pain, constipation or diarrhea.

4.Dissociation pulse / temperature.


To confirm the diagnosis of clinical signs, Usually sets of blood cultures are made .


1.Intestinal bleeding.

2.Intestinal perforation.

3.Myocarditis slow.



Immunization is not mandatory.

Measurement and dietary isolation, personal items, mandatory reporting.

Hygiene: individual and food.