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Journal:   GOVARESH JOURNAL   FALL 2015 , Volume 20 , Number SUPPLEMENT; Page(s) 14 To 15.
 
Paper: 

LEPTOSPIROSIS

 
 
Author(s):  SARDARIAN HOSSEIN*
 
* BEHESHTI HOSPITAL, GUILAN
 
Abstract: 

Introduction: Leptospirosis is a relatively common disease in north of Iran. Yearly about 20% of population visited northern cities and they may be involved with this disease. So gastroenterologists must be familiar with this disease.
Results: Leptospirosis is an infectious disease of humans and animals. It is considered the most common zoonosis in the world. Leptospirosis occurs as two recognizable clinical syndromes: anicteric and icteric. Anicteric leptospirosis is characterized by sudden onset of some combination of the following: headache, fever, rigors, muscle pain, nausea and vomiting, anorexia, diarrhea, cough, pharyngitis, conjunctivitis, nonpruritic rash. Icteric leptospirosis (Weil disease) is a severe illness whose classic manifestations include the following: fever, jaundice, renal failure, hemorrhage. Laboratory studies used to confirm the diagnosis of leptospirosis include the following: Culture of leptospires from body fluids or tissue and Microscopic agglutination testing (MAT).
Conclusion: The physician must be considered leptospirosis in patient return from north of Iran with appropriate clinical manifestation.

 
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