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J Emerg Trauma Shock. 2008 Jan;1(1):21-33. doi: 10.4103/0974-2700.40573.

Leptospirosis: The "mysterious" mimic.

Abstract

Leptospirosis is a potentially fatal bacterial disease that can display a wide array of clinical presentations thus mimicking better-known illnesses. Although, leptospirosis is primarily a zoonotic disease, it frequently inflicts severe illness and death on communities around the globe. A comprehensive overview of the disease in wake of the 2006 outbreaks in India is hereby presented and discussed.

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India; Leptospira; leptospirosis

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