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dc.contributor.authorRock, Clare
dc.contributor.authorBrady, Deirdre
dc.contributor.authorForde, Patrick
dc.contributor.authorLucey, Patricia
dc.contributor.authorHorgan, Mary
dc.date.accessioned2013-05-24T14:13:58Z
dc.date.available2013-05-24T14:13:58Z
dc.date.issued2010
dc.identifier.citationLeptospirosis: a globally increasing zoonotic disease. 2010, 2010: BMJ Case Repen_GB
dc.identifier.issn1757-790X
dc.identifier.pmid22791852
dc.identifier.doi10.1136/bcr.04.2010.2947
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/292747
dc.description.abstractA 27-year-old previously healthy man was admitted to the intensive care unit with severe jaundice, dyspnoea with haemoptysis, anaemia, thrombocytopenia and acute renal injury. He had no recent history of foreign travel but had been building a shed in his back garden in Cork, Ireland, for the preceding week. The patient's history, clinical observations, haematological and radiological results were all consistent with icteric leptospirosis or Weil's disease. This was confirmed on serological testing. He completed 7 days intravenous ceftriaxone and made a complete recovery. While endemic in tropical climates, leptospirosis incidence is increasing in temperate climates. Recent cases seen in temperate climates can be severe, particularly with pulmonary manifestations. The report of this case serves to increase awareness of this re-emerging potentially fatal infectious disease.
dc.language.isoenen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3029442/en_GB
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to BMJ case reportsen_GB
dc.subject.meshAdult
dc.subject.meshAnimals
dc.subject.meshHumans
dc.subject.meshMale
dc.subject.meshRats
dc.subject.meshWeil Disease
dc.subject.meshZoonoses
dc.titleLeptospirosis: a globally increasing zoonotic disease.en_GB
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Infectious Diseases, Cork University Hospital, Cork, Ireland. clarerock@hotmail.comen_GB
dc.identifier.journalBMJ case reportsen_GB
dc.description.provinceMunsteren
html.description.abstractA 27-year-old previously healthy man was admitted to the intensive care unit with severe jaundice, dyspnoea with haemoptysis, anaemia, thrombocytopenia and acute renal injury. He had no recent history of foreign travel but had been building a shed in his back garden in Cork, Ireland, for the preceding week. The patient's history, clinical observations, haematological and radiological results were all consistent with icteric leptospirosis or Weil's disease. This was confirmed on serological testing. He completed 7 days intravenous ceftriaxone and made a complete recovery. While endemic in tropical climates, leptospirosis incidence is increasing in temperate climates. Recent cases seen in temperate climates can be severe, particularly with pulmonary manifestations. The report of this case serves to increase awareness of this re-emerging potentially fatal infectious disease.


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