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26 Possible Causes for Positive Widal Test, Tuberculosis

  • Typhus

    ‘The people at this camp were usually killed by diseases like tuberculosis and typhus.’[en.oxforddictionaries.com] 2 Division of General Surgery, Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand. 3 Division of Respiratory Disease and Tuberculosis[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Given very low-certainty evidence for rifampicin and the risk of inducing resistance in undiagnosed tuberculosis, clinicians should not regard this as a first-line treatment[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Polyserositis

    Normal • S. creatinine 0.8 mg, dl • Widal test Negative • Stool Normal • USG Abdomen Bilateral pleural effusion with ascitis and gall bladder wall thickening. • Dengue IgM[pediatriconcall.com] This case report underlines the importance of tuberculosis in the differential diagnosis of patients with polyserositis and increased levels of CA-125.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Effusion analyses suggested an etiology of tuberculosis. The severe general condition of the patient allowed for no invasive diagnostic procedures.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Melioidosis

    Widal test. [7] Other bacterial infections causing osteomyelitis can also produce a similar clinical picture.[neurologyindia.com] The clinical and radiological features of pulmonary melioidosis can mimic tuberculosis.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] In this province, tuberculosis is prevalent in a higher rate than in most other provinces and melioidosis is endemic.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Vertebral Osteomyelitis due to Salmonella

    Stool and blood cultures were positive in 1 and 2 cases, respectively. The Widal test was positive in 13 cases.[journals.lww.com] Treatment of tuberculosis and tuberculosis infection in adults and children. American Thoracic Society and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. ‎[books.google.de] The patient's blood culture was negative but the Widal test was positive at titres TO and TH 640.[ijmm.org]

  • Splenic Abscess

    Widal test is only moderately sensitive with positivity in 65-70% of culture proven typhoid cases. [6] Our patient presented with fever, abdominal pain, and splenomegaly.[atmph.org] We found a higher percentage of M. tuberculosis than that previously reported in the English literature. 2009 European Federation of Internal Medicine.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] […] immunocompetent girl who presented with fever and pain abdomen and was detected to have multiple tubercular abscesses in the spleen in the absence of any other focus of tuberculosis[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Salmonella Typhi

    The aetiological diagnosis was confirmed by a positive Widal test as well as by isolation of Salmonella typhi from joint aspirate.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Tuberculosis was considered in all three patients, based on origin from an endemic area (sub-Saharan Africa), a chronic course in the first two patients, and granulomas in[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Typhi-dot was positive in 58 (55.2%) and negative in 47 (44.8%) patients. Blood widal test was positive in 27 (25.7%) and negative in 78 (74.3%) patients.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Paratyphoid Fever

    Blood cultures are positive for S. typhi (or S. paratyphi ). Widal's test is usually negative.[patient.info] .- ) postmeningococcal arthritis ( A39.84 ) reactive arthritis ( M02.3 ) rubella arthritis ( B06.82 ) sarcoidosis arthritis ( D86.86 ) typhoid fever arthritis ( A01.04 ) tuberculosis[icd10data.com] Since fever was not coming down, the doctor advised blood & urine tests. Her Widal test is positive, blood culture reports are still due.[doctor.ndtv.com]

  • Intestinal Perforation

    Diagnostic test for hepatitis B, hepatitis C and HIV were negative. The patient was Widal positive (Titer of 1:160).[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Abstract Intestinal perforation is an uncommon but potentially fatal complication of intestinal tuberculosis.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Widal test and the histopathological examination was found to be positive in 3 cases of typhoid while histopathology was positive for tuberculosis in another 4 cases.[jpgmonline.com]

  • Salmonella Paratyphi A

    .) - negative Hepatitis A virus (HAV) ELISA IgM (DSI IgM ELISA) - negative Hepatitis E virus (HEV) ELISA IgM (DSI IgM ELISA) - positive Widal test - TO 1:40, TH 1:40, TA 1[atmph.org] Chronic mastitis is usually seen as a complication of tuberculosis & syphilis.[scopemed.org] Blood cultures are positive for S. typhi (or S. paratyphi ). Widal's test is usually negative.[patient.info]

  • Lomefloxacin

    Widal test was positive in 137 patients and is probably the test which is relied onby most of the local physicians.[jpma.org.pk] Abstract The peculiarities of the mechanism of the lomefloxacin bactericidal action on Mycobacterium tuberculosis were studied.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] […] and is used in the treatment of tuberculosis.[ebi.ac.uk]

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