Damage Control Laparotomy for Severe Typhoid Fever: A Case Report

Damage Control Laparotomy for Severe Typhoid Fever: A Case Report

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Abdirahaman Nuno
Department of Colorectal Surgery, Ealing Hospital, North West London Hospitals NHS Trust, London, UK

A B S T R A C T

Persistent intra-abdominal sepsis is a challenging complication of abdominal typhoid with a high mortality and difficult to manage. Delayed perforations following initial operative intervention is one of the rarer complications of this disease, causing wound breakdown and open abdomen, resulting in fistula. We present the management of a rare case, which presented with multiple perforations and multiple organ system dysfunction then complicated post-operatively with multiple fistula and open abdomen.

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Case Report
Publication history
Received: Fri 05, Jun 2020
Accepted: Fri 03, Jul 2020
Published: Thu 09, Jul 2020
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© 2019 Abdirahaman Nuno. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited. Hosting by Science Repository. All rights reserved.
DOI: 10.31487/j.AJSCR.2020.03.07