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Effect of Trimethoprim-sulphamethoxazole on Typhoid and Salmonella Carriers

Br Med J 1970; 3 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.3.5718.318 (Published 08 August 1970) Cite this as: Br Med J 1970;3:318
  1. J. Brodie,
  2. I. A. Macqueen,
  3. D. Livingstone

    Abstract

    Four chronic typhoid carriers from the Aberdeen typhoid outbreak of 1964 were treated with trimethoprim—sulphamethoxazole. The male carrier remained clear of infection following treatment but the three female carriers, all with gall bladder abnormalities, remained excretors. A convalescent typhoid excretor also remained clear of infection after treatment as well as two other salmonella carriers, one of whom has been a chronic carrier for 24 years.