Zoonotic disease caused by Leptospira interrogans, spirochete bacteria
Spread via contact with infected water, animal urine, or infected animal tissue; outbreaks common during increas...
Infection can result in four broad clinical manifestations:
Self-limiting influenza-like infection that resolves in 1 to 3 weeks
Weil disease—severe form of leptospirosis associated with renal...
Although most cases are self-limited and there is no decrease in mortality with antimicrobial treatment, it is currently recommended to treat all cases with antibiotics (5)....
Continue to monitor for evidence of severe disease following resolution of febrile stage.
No indication for test of cure following treatment
A27.8 Other forms of leptospirosis
A27.89 Other forms of leptospirosis
A27.0 Leptospirosis icterohemorrhagica
A27.81 Aseptic meningitis in leptospirosis
Consider leptospirosis in patients with fresh water exposure who develop fevers, conjunctival suffusion, and/or cough.
Microscopic agglutination test (MAT) remains the gold standard for...
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