Recovery from Leptospira-Related Acute Liver Failure and Acute Kidney Injury ― A Case Report from Bangladesh

Authors

  • Akmat Ali Associate Professor, Department of Hepatology, Ad din Women’s Medical College and Hospital, Dhaka
  • Richmond Ronald Gomes Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, Ad din Women’s Medical College and Hospital, Dhaka
  • Khadiza Begum Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, Ad din Women’s Medical College and Hospital, Dhaka

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3329/jemc.v9i2.41417

Keywords:

Weil’s disease; Encephalopathy; Acute liver failure; Acute kidney injury

Abstract

Leptospirosis is a zoonosis with protean manifestation caused by the spirochete, Leptospira interrogans. Here we report a 60-year-old male who presented with sudden onset of fever, rigors, myalgia and headache occasionally accompanied by nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. Later during the course of treatment he developed encephalopathy with fulminant hepatic failure and acute kidney injury and was diagnosed as a case of leptospirosis. A timely workup combined with early initiation of antibiotics and hemodialysis led to effective treatment for this patient.

J Enam Med Col 2019; 9(2): 136-139

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Published

2019-05-16

How to Cite

Ali, A., Gomes, R. R., & Begum, K. (2019). Recovery from Leptospira-Related Acute Liver Failure and Acute Kidney Injury ― A Case Report from Bangladesh. Journal of Enam Medical College, 9(2), 136–139. https://doi.org/10.3329/jemc.v9i2.41417

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Case Reports