Leptospirosis

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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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The terms "Leptospirosis" returned 595 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Leptospirosis in animals and human contacts in Egypt: broad range surveillance.
 

Author(s): Ahmed Samir, Rafik Soliman, Mahmoud El-Hariri, Khaled Abdel-Moein, Mahmoud Essam Hatem

Journal: Rev. Soc. Bras. Med. Trop.. ;48(3):272-7.

 

Leptospirosis is a re-emerging zoonotic disease of humans and animals worldwide. The disease is caused by pathogenic species of the genus Leptospira. These organisms are maintained in nature via chronic renal infection of carrier animals, which excrete the organisms in their urine. ...

Last Updated: 25 Jun 2015

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Leptospirosis in the Tohoku region: re-emerging infectious disease.
 

Author(s): Hiroki Saitoh, Nobuo Koizumi, Junji Seto, Satoshi Ajitsu, Akio Fujii, Satoshi Takasaki, Shu Yamakage, Satoshi Aoki, Keisuke Nakayama, Yugo Ashino, Haorile Chagan-Yasutan, Hideyasu Kiyomoto, Toshio Hattori

Journal: Tohoku J. Exp. Med.. 2015 ;236(1):33-7.

 

Leptospirosis is a zoonotic and disaster-related infectious disease. It is mainly endemic in subtropical or tropical countries and has not been reported since 2009 in the Tohoku region (northern Japan), including the Yamagata and Miyagi Prefectures. However, we experienced four patients ...

Last Updated: 7 May 2015

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Myocarditis causing severe heart failure--an unusual early manifestation of leptospirosis: a case report.
 

Author(s): Jagath Pushpakumara, Thushanthy Prasath, Ganaja Samarajiwa, Sugandika Priyadarshani, Nilanka Perera, Jegarajah Indrakumar

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Leptospirosis is the most widespread zoonosis in the world. Cardiac involvement is a frequent complication of leptospirosis although significant left ventricular dysfunction is rare. We report a case of fatal leptospira myocarditis leading to cardiogenic shock on the second day of ...

Last Updated: 18 Apr 2015

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The terms "Leptospirosis" returned 58 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Current immunological and molecular tools for leptospirosis: diagnostics, vaccine design, and biomarkers for predicting severity.
 

Author(s): Senaka Rajapakse, Chaturaka Rodrigo, Shiroma M Handunnetti, Sumadhya Deepika Fernando

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Leptospirosis is a zoonotic spirochaetal illness that is endemic in many tropical countries. The research base on leptospirosis is not as strong as other tropical infections such as malaria. However, it is a lethal infection that can attack many vital organs in its severe form, leading ...

Last Updated: 22 Apr 2015

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Leptospirosis: the microscopic danger in paradise.
 

Author(s): William A Londeree

Journal: Hawaii J Med Public Health. 2014 Nov;73(11 Suppl 2):21-3.

 

Leptospirosis is a zoonotic infection endemic in Hawai'i. This review discusses the incidence of documented human cases in Hawai'i and current recommendations for diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of leptospirosis.

Last Updated: 5 Dec 2014

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[Leptospirosis now-the centennial of the discovery of Weil's disease pathogen].
 

Author(s): Mitsumasa Saito, Sharon Y A M Villanueva, Toshiyuki Masuzawa, Yasutake Yanagihara, Shin-ichi Yoshida

Journal: Nippon Saikingaku Zasshi. 2014 ;69(4):589-600.

 

This year, 2014, marks the centennial of the discovery of Leptospira as the Weil's disease pathogen by Ryokichi Inada, Yutaka Ido and their colleagues. Leptospirosis is a worldwide zoonosis especially in countries with tropical and subtropical climates. Recently, the number of patients ...

Last Updated: 2 Dec 2014

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French West Indies Leptospirosis Study
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Leptospirosis

 

Last Updated: 27 Jul 2015

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Last Updated: 27 Jul 2015

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