An Unusual Presentation of Leptospirosis in an urban setting as an overlooked cause of multiorgan failure

Authors

  • Md Tarek Alam Prof of Medicine, Bangladesh Medical College & Hospital, Dhanmondi, Dhaka
  • Sadia Saber Asstt. Prof of Medicine, Bangladesh Medical College & Hospital, Dhanmondi, Dhaka
  • Rafa Faaria Alam Honorary Medical officer, Bangladesh Medical College & Hospital, Dhanmondi, Dhaka
  • Mohammad Monower Hossain Medical Officer of Medicine, Bangladesh Medical College & Hospital, Dhanmondi, Dhaka

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3329/bccj.v7i1.40770

Keywords:

Leptospirosis, Weil’s disease, Acute pulmonary hemorrhage, Pulmonary-renal syndrome, Microscopic agglutination test (MAT).

Abstract

Leptospirosis is a life-threatening zoonotic disease of global distribution. It has variable presentation ranging from mild febrile illness to life-threatening complications like acute renal failure, acute hepatic failure, pulmonary hemorrhages and cardiac arrhythmias. We present a case of flu-like illness contracted by working at a poorly hygienic place where the patient experienced progressive pulmonary-renal syndrome two days after admission. Index suspicion and early treatment remains the mainstay of this life threatening zoonotic disease.

Bangladesh Crit Care J March 2019; 7(1): 51-54

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Published

2019-03-27

How to Cite

Alam, M. T., Saber, S., Alam, R. F., & Hossain, M. M. (2019). An Unusual Presentation of Leptospirosis in an urban setting as an overlooked cause of multiorgan failure. Bangladesh Critical Care Journal, 7(1), 51–54. https://doi.org/10.3329/bccj.v7i1.40770

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Case Reports