Predictors of lethality in severe leptospirosis in urban Brazil.

@article{Spichler2008PredictorsOL,
  title={Predictors of lethality in severe leptospirosis in urban Brazil.},
  author={Anne Stambovsky Spichler and Pedro Joaquim Oliveira Vilaça and Daniel Abensur Athanazio and Jos{\'e} Olimpio Moura Albuquerque and M{\'a}rcia Regina Buzzar and Bronislawa Ciotek Castro and Ant{\^o}nio Carlos Seguro and Joseph M Vinetz},
  journal={The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene},
  year={2008},
  volume={79 6},
  pages={
          911-4
        }
}
To ascertain prognostic factors associated with fatal outcomes in severe leptospirosis, a retrospective case-control study was done using population-based surveillance data. Centralized death certificate reporting of leptospirosis mortality was combined with details of patients' hospitalizations, which were obtained from hospitals representing all sectors of São Paulo city. Among identified leptospirosis cases, 89 lethal cases and 281 survivor cases were analyzed. Predictors of death included… CONTINUE READING

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