Leptospirosis: pulmonary hemorrhage in a returned traveller

Victor Leung; Me-Linh Luong; Libman, Michael
April 2011
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;4/19/2011, Vol. 183 Issue 7, pE423
Academic Journal
Case Study
The article presents a case study of a 33-year old man who has suffered general malaise and fever and has eventually developed shortness of breath and dry cough. The laboratory investigations have showed thrombocytopenia, anemia, elevated aspartate aminotransferase, and acute renal failure. It says that leptospirosis infection has been retrospectively confirmed through convalescent and acute serological testing.


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