Leptospirosis--clinical spectrum and correlation with seven simple laboratory tests for early diagnosis in the Third World.

@article{Kuriakose1990LeptospirosisclinicalSA,
  title={Leptospirosis--clinical spectrum and correlation with seven simple laboratory tests for early diagnosis in the Third World.},
  author={Moni A Kuriakose and C. K. Eapen and E Punnoose and G Koshi},
  journal={Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene},
  year={1990},
  volume={84 3},
  pages={419-21}
}
Twenty-four patients who were clinically suspected of having leptospirosis were subjected to 7 simple commonly available laboratory tests. The 21 patients who had 3 or more positive tests were confirmed serologically to have leptospirosis. The high frequency of acute abdominal pain (71.4%) as a major presenting symptom and the laboratory findings of raised serum amylase levels in a high percentage of patients (84.2%) were especially noteworthy.