Salmonella Enteric Fever Symptoms
A person infected with salmonella can present with the following symptoms if they have an enteric fever form of the infection:
- high fever
- myalgia (muscle pain)
- constipation or diarrhea
If the condition is untreated and allowed to progress further, the patient may become delirious, weak, fatigued, in what is known as a “typhoid state.” It is at this point that the patient is at risk for life-threatening complications.
Signs and symptoms of typhoid fever may recur up to two weeks after the fever has been resolved.
Salmonella Food Poisoning Symptoms: Septicemia
Salmonella infections affecting the bloodstream often has symptoms such as an on and off fever. Individuals with septicemia may show respiratory symptoms and diarrhea, but this is not so prominent in this form of salmonella infection.
Salmonella Septicemia: Who Is at Most Risk for Severe Forms of the Disease?
As mentioned earlier, specific groups of people are at risk of severe salmonella infections. These groups include the very young, very old, and immunocompromised.
In particular, those with the following illnesses are at greatest risk of developing severe salmonella:
- cancer (patients taking chemotherapeutics for treatment)
Certain medical procedures, treatments or conditions may also increase your risk of developing severe salmonella, such as: