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Clinical profile of patients diagnosed with leptospirosis after a typhoon: a multicenter study.

@article{Mendoza2013ClinicalPO,
  title={Clinical profile of patients diagnosed with leptospirosis after a typhoon: a multicenter study.},
  author={Myrna T. Mendoza and Evalyn A. Roxas and Joann Kathleen B Ginete and Marissa M Alejandria and Arthur Dessi E Roman and Katerina T Leyritana and Mary Ann D Penamora and Cristina C Pineda},
  journal={The Southeast Asian journal of tropical medicine and public health},
  year={2013},
  volume={44 6},
  pages={
          1021-35
        }
}
This study described the clinical features and complications of leptospirosis among patients seen at nine tertiary hospitals from September 28 to November 30, 2009 after a heavy rainfall typhoon. The clinical findings of the confirmed cases were compared with the previous clinical studies on seasonal leptospirosis in the Philippines. Risk factors for complicated disease were also identified. Confirmed cases were based on any of the following: positive leptospiral cultures of blood or urine… Expand
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