An Experience with Severe Leptospirosis (Weil’s Disease): A Case Report

Authors

  • Jinnat Fatema Saira Safa Department of Internal Medicine, Chattagram Maa-O-Shishu Hospital Medical College, Chittagong
  • Farhana Mahmood Department of Internal Medicine, National Hospital Ltd, Chittagong
  • Sheikh Md Hasan Mamun Department of Internal Medicine, Chattagram Maa-O-Shishu Hospital Medical College, Chittagong
  • Mohammad Ferdous Department of Internal Medicine, National Hospital Ltd, Chittagong
  • Mohammad Jalaluddin Department of Community Medicine, Chattagram Maa-O-Shishu Hospital Medical College Chittagong

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3329/cmoshmcj.v15i2.31809

Keywords:

Leptospirosis, Zoonotic disease, Weil’s disease, Multiorgan involvement, Fatal disease

Abstract

Leptospirosis, a zoonotic disease is increasingly being recognized in developing countries. It is often underdiagnosed resulting in significant mortality as the presenting features mimic other commonly prevailing diseases like Malaria, Dengue, Acute hepatitis, Typhoid in developing world. We report a case of 32 yrs old male, sewer worker presented with acute febrile illness with icterus, hemorrhagic manifestation and pulmonary-renal involvement, diagnosed as Severe Leptospirosis (Weils disease) confirmed by ICT method. This experience highlights the importance of considering Leptospirosis early in the diagnosis of acute non specific febrile illness with multi-organ involvement to cutoff mortality from this fatal disease.

Chatt Maa Shi Hosp Med Coll J; Vol.15 (2); Jul 2016; Page 61-64

Downloads

Download data is not yet available.
Abstract
899
PDF
2598

Author Biography

Jinnat Fatema Saira Safa, Department of Internal Medicine, Chattagram Maa-O-Shishu Hospital Medical College, Chittagong



Downloads

Published

2017-03-06

How to Cite

Safa, J. F. S., Mahmood, F., Mamun, S. M. H., Ferdous, M., & Jalaluddin, M. (2017). An Experience with Severe Leptospirosis (Weil’s Disease): A Case Report. Chattagram Maa-O-Shishu Hospital Medical College Journal, 15(2), 61–64. https://doi.org/10.3329/cmoshmcj.v15i2.31809

Issue

Section

Case Reports