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Clin Chest Med. 2002 Jun;23(2):469-78.

Pulmonary complications of leptospirosis.

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  • 1Division of Respiratory Diseases, Heart Institute (InCor), University of São Paulo Medical School, Rua Maria Figueiredo 396, Apt. 141, CEP 04002-002, São Paulo, Brazil.


Leptospirosis is a worldwide disease. In this time of globalization knowledge about leptospirosis is important. Although pulmonary involvement has an incidence varying from 20% to 70% and its exteriorization may vary from mild to severe, The severe form appears to be becoming more prevalent (at least in Brazil) and may be associated with higher mortality.

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