Demographic and clinical features of leptospirosis: three-year experience in central Taiwan.

  title={Demographic and clinical features of leptospirosis: three-year experience in central Taiwan.},
  author={Po-Chang Lin and Chih-Yu Chi and M Ho and Chin-Ming Chen and Cheng-Mao Ho and Jen-Hsein Wang},
  journal={Journal of microbiology, immunology, and infection = Wei mian yu gan ran za zhi},
  volume={41 2},
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Leptospirosis is a major cause of fever in subtropical and tropical areas. The clinical manifestations are protean, ranging from very mild and nonspecific symptoms to severe septic shock and death. This retrospective study investigated the demographic and clinical features of leptospirosis in central Taiwan over 3 years, with emphasis on pulmonary manifestations. METHODS We analyzed the clinical characteristics of serologically-confirmed leptospirosis cases at a… CONTINUE READING
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