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Year : 2017  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 148-150

Increasing awareness of physicians against severe leptospirosis: A treatable but potentially fatal zoonotic infection

Department of Internal Medicine, General Hospital of Chalkida, Chalkida, Greece

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Konstantinos Kritikos
Department of Internal Medicine, General Hospital of Chalkida, Chalkida
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/2249-4863.214955

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Leptospirosis is a worldwide, often severe and potentially fatal zoonotic infection. Here, we present the case of a 35-year-old man with severe leptospirosis infection that was identified early and was treated effectively, with a quite impressive complete recovery. Delaying of early diagnosis and treatment is crucial for the development of an unfavorable clinical course and increases the risk of a lethal outcome.

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