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Question: Can Typhoid innoculation lead to Typhoid?

 lewisrw - Mon Aug 20, 2007 6:47 am

My wife has had severely slowing speech since August 2005. She is 49 years old with Sjogren's Syndrome diagnosed and a previous history of Autoimmune Progesterone Dermatitis (resulting in hysterectomy). She is taking autoimmune suppressants. She is also taking Mestinon for unconfirmed Myasthenia Gravis (trying to slow the speech problem). In March 2005, she was inoculated for Typhoid as a precaution prior to a trip to Costa Rica. She also has a high body/skin temperature. We have been searching for reasons for the speech problem and would like to know if this is an angle that should be pursued. That is, with a weakened immune system, could the Typhoid inoculation caused her to develop a low-level Typhoid fever, that in turn is causing her high body temperature and speech slowness?
 Debbie Miller, RN - Mon Aug 20, 2007 12:14 pm

User avatar Vaccine will not cause typhoid but some people do have some side effects. However, I have never seen anything linking speech problems to the vaccine. Here is a link to the vaccine information provided by the CDC: ... yphoid.pdf

Best wishes to you and your wife.
 lewisrw - Mon Aug 20, 2007 5:09 pm

Thank you for the information and your kind words.

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