Leptospirosis as a Zoonotic Infection

  • Violet Zaker-Esteghamati Department of Internal Medicine, Imam Khomeini Hospital, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
  • Seyyed Farshad Allameh Department of Internal Medicine, Imam Khomeini Hospital, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
  • Soheil Peiman Department of Internal Medicine, Imam Khomeini Hospital, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
Keywords: Leptospirosis, Weil disease, Zoonotic disease

Abstract

Leptospirosis  is  a  common  zoonotic  infection  in  human  caused  by spirochete Leptospira. The disease is often underdiagnosed because of the difficulties in its clinical diagnosis and lack of suitable confirmatory laboratory tests. In this case report, we describe a case which highlights the importance of considering leptospirosis as the diagnostic possibility with hepatic, renal, and hematologic system involvement particularly where diagnostic support and resource are limited.

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Published
2016-01-20
How to Cite
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Zaker-Esteghamati V, Allameh SF, Peiman S. Leptospirosis as a Zoonotic Infection. CRCP. 1(1):25-7.
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