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Leptospirosis and its complications 

Leptospirosis and its complications
Leptospirosis and its complications

Nicholas Easom

, and Amber Arnold

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date: 03 August 2021

Leptospirosis infection commonly passes unnoticed, as shown by high seroprevalence rates in endemic areas. However, severe disease may rarely occur as exemplified in the case presented here. Complications including pulmonary haemorrhage, jaundice, renal impairment, myocarditis, and uveitis are all possibilities. The differential diagnosis of a returning traveller with pulmonary symptoms and fever are discussed along with the diagnosis, including serology, and management of severe leptospirosis including antibiotic choice.

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