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Int J Med Invest 2016, 5(3): 129-131 Back to browse issues page
Bloody diarrhea: A rare chief complain of leptospirosis
Narges Najafi *, Iman Sadeghian, Fatemeh Ahangarkani, Roya Sheikholeslami, Lotfollah Davoodi
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Objective: Leptospirosis is one of the most common zoonosis diseases that presents by involvement of different systems. This infectious disease ranges from mild to very severe but bloody diarrhea is not a known clinical primary manifestation of the illness. Case Presentation: We describe a patient with leptospirosis who was admitted because of bloody diarrhea in the beginning. The patient admitted as a probable shigellosis case. Diagnosis of leptospirosis was confirmed based on result of Leptospira microscopic agglutination test (MAT). After 7 days treatment he made a complete recovery and was discharged. Conclusion: Although leptospirosis with presentation of bloody diarrhea is an unusual report. Leptospirosis should be considered in all febrile patients particularly in farmers endemic area.
Keywords: Leptospirosis, Diarrhea, MAT, Zoonosis
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Najafi N, Sadeghian I, Ahangarkani F, Sheikholeslami R, Davoodi L. Bloody diarrhea: A rare chief complain of leptospirosis. Int J Med Invest. 2016; 5 (3) :129-131
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