Leptospirosis

Common Name(s)

Leptospirosis

Leptospirosis is an infectious bacterial disease that affects both humans and animals. Humans become infected through direct contact with the urine of infected animals or through urine-contaminated environments, where the bacteria enter into the system through cuts and abrasions of the skin or through the eyes, nose, and mouth. Leptospirosis occurs worldwide, but is most prevalent in tropical and subtropical regions, with outbreaks common following excessive rainfall or flooding. Signs and symptoms of leptospirosis can range from a mild flu-like illness to a more serious and sometimes fatal disease. In the early stages, symptoms include high fever, severe headache, muscle pain, chills, redness of the eyes, hives, abdominal pain, jaundice, hemorrhages in the skin, vomiting, diarrhea, and rash.

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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Leptospirosis" returned 526 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Leptospirosis versus hantavirus infections in the Netherlands and in Belgium, 2000 to 2014.
 

Author(s): J Clement, M Van Esbroeck, K Lagrou, J Verschueren, N P Sunil-Chandra, M Van Ranst

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Last Updated: 13 Oct 2014

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The hanta hunting study: underdiagnosis of Puumala hantavirus infections in symptomatic non-travelling leptospirosis-suspected patients in the Netherlands, in 2010 and April to November 2011.
 

Author(s): M Goeijenbier, R A Hartskeerl, J Reimerink, J Verner-Carlsson, J F Wagenaar, M G Goris, B E Martina, Å Lundkvist, M Koopmans, A D Osterhaus, E C van Gorp, C B Reusken

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Leptospirosis and haemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome (HFRS) are hard to distinguish clinically since these two important rodent-borne zoonoses share hallmark symptoms such as renal failure and haemorrhage. Leptospirosis is caused by infection with a spirochete while HFRS is the ...

Last Updated: 20 Aug 2014

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A global, multi-disciplinary, multi-sectorial initiative to combat leptospirosis: Global Leptospirosis Environmental Action Network (GLEAN).
 

Author(s): Kara N Durski, Michel Jancloes, Tej Chowdhary, Eric Bertherat

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Leptospirosis has emerged as a major public health problem in both animals and humans. The true burden of this epidemic and endemic disease is likely to be grossly under-estimated due to the non-specific clinical presentations of the disease and the difficulty of laboratory confirmation. ...

Last Updated: 9 Jun 2014

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The terms "Leptospirosis" returned 46 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Globalization of leptospirosis through travel and migration.
 

Author(s): Medhani Bandara, Mahesha Ananda, Kolitha Wickramage, Elisabeth Berger, Suneth Agampodi

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Leptospirosis remains the most widespread zoonotic disease in the world, commonly found in tropical or temperate climates. While previous studies have offered insight into intra-national and intra-regional transmission, few have analyzed transmission across international borders. ...

Last Updated: 15 Aug 2014

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Myocarditis, pancreatitis, polyarthritis, mononeuritis multiplex and vasculitis with symmetrical peripheral gangrene of the lower extremities as a rare presentation of leptospirosis: a case report and review of the literature.
 

Author(s): Periklis Panagopoulos, Irene Terzi, Michail Karanikas, Nikolaos Galanopoulos, Efstratios Maltezos

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Leptospirosis is a zoonosis caused by the spirochete, Leptospira interrogans. While most cases of leptospirosis are mild to moderate, the course may be complicated by multiorgan dysfunction. We present a rare case of leptospirosis with acute myocarditis, pancreatitis, polyarthritis, ...

Last Updated: 4 Jun 2014

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A retrospective analysis of the leptospirosis research in Colombia.
 

Author(s): Andrea Dechner

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Leptospirosis is a re-emerging infectious disease whose prevalence is often underestimated, not only in Colombia, but in most developing countries. The objective of this paper is to assess the research status of leptospirosis in Colombia in order to identify trends, knowledge gaps, ...

Last Updated: 12 Mar 2014

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French West Indies Leptospirosis Study
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Leptospirosis

 

Last Updated: 25 May 2012

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Last Updated: 27 Nov 2013

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Rapid Diagnostic Tests and Clinical/Laboratory Predictors of Tropical Diseases In Patients With Persistent Fever in Cambodia, Nepal, Democratic Republic of the Congo and Sudan (NIDIAG-Fever)
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Visceral Leishmaniasis; Human African Trypanosomiasis; Enteric Fever; Melioidosis; Brucellosis; Leptospirosis; Relapsing Fever; Rickettsial Diseases; HIV; Tuberculosis; Malaria; Amoebic Liver Abscess

 

Last Updated: 6 Oct 2014

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