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J Family Med Prim Care. 2017 Jan-Mar;6(1):148-150. doi: 10.4103/2249-4863.214955.

Increasing awareness of physicians against severe leptospirosis: A treatable but potentially fatal zoonotic infection.

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Department of Internal Medicine, General Hospital of Chalkida, Chalkida, Greece.

Abstract

Leptospirosis is a worldwide, often severe and potentially fatal zoonotic infection. Here, we present the case of a 35-year-old man with severe leptospirosis infection that was identified early and was treated effectively, with a quite impressive complete recovery. Delaying of early diagnosis and treatment is crucial for the development of an unfavorable clinical course and increases the risk of a lethal outcome.

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Ceftriaxone; doxycycline; jaundice; leptospirosis; leukocytosis; thrombocytopenia

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