Acute renal failure: a common manifestation of leptospirosis.

  title={Acute renal failure: a common manifestation of leptospirosis.},
  author={Birsen Durmaz Cetin and Ozlem Harmankaya and Hakan Hasman and Ayriz T Gunduz and Mehtap Aras Oktar and Engin Seber},
  journal={Renal failure},
  volume={26 6},
Leptospirosis is an infectious disease caused by pathogenic leptospires and may vary in degree from an asymptomatic infection to severe and fatal illness. Sixteen patients (all males; aged 40+/-17 years) with leptospirosis were admitted to Sişli Etfal Training and Research Hospital between July 1998 and August 2003 and were retrospectively reviewed. Age, gender, occupation, clinical presentation, laboratory features, seasonal distribution of the disease, diagnostical approach, and prognostic… CONTINUE READING
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