Salmonellosis physical examination
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Salmonellosis is commonly associated with fever, pallor, abdominal distension and tenderness. Depending on the severity of the disease, the appearance of the patient may range from normal, able to communicate, to severely dehydrated and obtunded.
Appearance of the Patient
- A fever is often present
- Tachycardia may be present
- The pulse may be weak
- Hypotension may be present
- Tachypnea may be present
- Pallor may be present
- Mucosa may be dehydrated
- Abdominal distention may be present
- Abdominal tenderness may be present
- An abdominal mass may be present
- Hepatosplenomegaly may be present in immunocompromised patients
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