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