Case Reports in Clinical Practice 2016. 1(1):25-27.

Leptospirosis as a Zoonotic Infection
Violet Zaker-Esteghamati, Seyyed Farshad Allameh, Soheil Peiman


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.


Leptospirosis; Weil disease; Zoonotic disease

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