Atypical manifestations of leptospirosis.

  title={Atypical manifestations of leptospirosis.},
  author={Senaka Rajapakse and Chaturaka Rodrigo and Krishan Balaji and Sumadhya Deepika Fernando},
  journal={Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene},
  volume={109 5},
Leptospirosis is an illness with a wide spectrum of clinical manifestations and severe illness affects nearly all organ systems. Serious and potentially life-threatening clinical manifestations of acute leptospirosis are caused by both direct tissue invasion by spirochaetes and by the host immune responses. In its severe form, leptospirosis can cause multi-organ dysfunction and death in a matter of days. Therefore it is critical to suspect and recognize the disease early, in order to initiate… CONTINUE READING