Infectious Disease: Small intestine: Typhoid

01 May 2011
Presented by Sebastian Lucas.

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A 1934 autopsy specimen from an adult male who only reported sick two days before death with a three week history of headache and indigestion. The specimen consists of a segment of small bowel showing ulceration, a solitary perforation and evidence of peritonitis. The small perforation, measuring about 2 mm in diameter is situated near the centre of the specimen. Salmonella typhi were isolated from the stools.

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