LEPTOSPIROSIS SPECTRUM: ASYMTOMATIC TO FULMINANT MULTIPLE ORGAN FAILURE

Dr. Gaurav Modi, Dr. Harsh Desai, Dr. Lalit Solanki

Abstract


 

INTRODUCTION

               Leptospirosis is a rare bacterial zoonotic infection which human get from animals.Leptospira caused by bacterial of GENOUS :  LEPTOSPIRA  ORDER : SPIROCHETE  FAMILY:LEPTOSPIRA INTERROGANS  spread through urine especially from dog,rodent and farm animals.They may not have any symptom but they can be carriers.Leptospira bacteria resides in kidney.its life cycle ends in soil and water through urine.If life cycle ends up in soil or water where infected animals has peed.bacteria can invade human body through breaks in human skin ,scratches,open wound and dry areas.They can enter through human nose,mouth and genitals.It is hard to get it from another human though it can be passes through sex and breast feeding.It is characterized by broad spectrum of clinical manifestation varying from asymptomatic infection to fulminant fatal disease.

  In mild form it has nonspecific symptom such as fever,headache,myalgia.


Keywords


generalized bodyache,weakness,headache,multiple

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