Maladie de Weil: à propos d'un cas de leptospirose acquise en Suisse [Weil's disease: a case report of acquired leptospirosis in Switzerland].

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serval:BIB_6EEAFD8B776D
Type
Article: article from journal or magazin.
Publication sub-type
Case report (case report): feedback on an observation with a short commentary.
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Publications
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Title
Maladie de Weil: à propos d'un cas de leptospirose acquise en Suisse [Weil's disease: a case report of acquired leptospirosis in Switzerland].
Journal
Revue Médicale de la Suisse Romande
Author(s)
Pantet O., Bonny O., Marchetti O., Prella M.
ISSN
0035-3655 (Print)
ISSN-L
0035-3655
Publication state
Published
Issued date
2002
Volume
122
Number
9
Pages
455-458
Language
french
Abstract
Leptospirosis is a rare disease in Switzerland. However its incidence is probably underestimated, due to its broad spectrum of presentations, including subclinical benign forms and the ictero-hemorragic form of the Weil's syndrome, whose mortality is high. We describe here a case of Weil's syndrome acquired in Switzerland with a favourable outcome under antibiotherapy. Even in the absence of any travel, the association of an acute renal insufficiency and jaundice with only moderate hepatic cytolysis should lead to the suspicion of leptospirosis. Clinical and epidemiological aspects of the disease are discussed in the article.
Keywords
Aged, Agglutination Tests/methods, Animals, Anti-Bacterial Agents/therapeutic use, Ceftriaxone/therapeutic use, Diagnosis, Differential, Humans, Leptospira interrogans, Male, Switzerland, Weil Disease/diagnosis, Weil Disease/drug therapy
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