Despite taking medications for typhoid and urinary infection my sister has a fever. Why?

Q. Why does my sister have persistent fever despite taking typhoid and urinary infection medications?

Answered by
Dr. Sunil Sekhri
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Jan 01, 2023 and last reviewed on: Jul 18, 2023

Hello doctor,

My sister has recently got typhoid and a urine infection. We consulted a doctor, who recommended the course Zestum 1.5 mg antibiotic injections for five days. He gave two types of injections for a two-day course for urine infection. The course is completed, but she still has a fever. And on the CBC test, her platelet count is high. Does this cause fever? Please give some suggestions. Thank you.



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From the reports that you have sent (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity), it looks like a bacterial infection. I would suggest a blood culture, urine routine, urine culture, and chest X-ray be done. I would also like to see the initial laboratory reports where the patient was diagnosed with UTI (urinary tract infection) and typhoid. The patient also has severe anemia. Please send all the above records, and I will be able to give my opinion. Thank you.

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