Multi-organ failure, weeks after being exposed to murky water - rule out leptospirosis
Journal of Community Hospital Internal Medicine Perspectives
Leptospirosis is a rare zoonotic disease which occurs in people exposed to contaminated water or/and animal urine. We report two cases of moderate to severe leptospirosis. The first case was a healthy middle-aged biology professor who recently visited his family in Jamaica and presented with multi-organ failure. The second case was a 27-year-old police officer who was admitted for acute liver injury and thrombocytopenia after helping people evacuate during a flood/disaster situation.
Singh J, Singh G, Khaliq F, Ferguson R, Haile C. Multi-organ failure, weeks after being exposed to murky water - rule out leptospirosis. J Community Hosp Intern Med Perspect. 2017 Jul 13;7(3):173-174. doi: 10.1080/20009666.2017.1336046. PMID: 28808510; PMCID: PMC5538248.