Leptospirosis complicating with acute large bowel gangrene

A case report

Zamri Zuhdi, A. H. Shaker, Razman Jarmin

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Abstract

Leptospirosis is a zoonosis with worldwide distribution. It is often referred to as swineherds disease, swamp fever or mud fever. In recent years there is increase incidence in leptospirosis in human. The incidence varies from sporadic in temperate zones to endemic in the tropical countries. Leptospirosis generally present with features of bacterial infection in acute phase following with multi organs complications. Acute bowel ischaemia with perforation following leptospirosis is a rare presentation. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first case report of such condition. The surgical management of this rare incidence will be discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)399-400
Number of pages2
JournalClinica Terapeutica
Volume163
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2012

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Leptospirosis
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Keywords

  • Gangrenous
  • Leptospirosis
  • Transverse colon

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  • Medicine(all)

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Leptospirosis complicating with acute large bowel gangrene : A case report. / Zuhdi, Zamri; Shaker, A. H.; Jarmin, Razman.

In: Clinica Terapeutica, Vol. 163, No. 5, 2012, p. 399-400.

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