Intensive Care of a Weil’s Disease With Multiorgan Failure

Turkan Togal, Ali Sener, Neslihan Yucel, Semra Demirbilek, Feride Sinem Akgun, Mustafa Aydogan, Muharrem Ucar, M. Ozcan Ersoy

Abstract


Leptospirosis is a commonly encountered type of zoonosis, especially in tropical regions. There is insufficient data regarding its frequency in non-tropical regions such as Turkey. Although leptospirosis presents with a mild icteric form in nearly 90% of cases, it can lead to Weil’s disease characterized by fever as well as fulminant hepatorenal and respiratory failure, in approximately 5 - 10% of cases. In this case report, we present a patient with Weil's disease, complicated with multiorgan failure.





doi:10.4021/jocmr2010.05.302w


Keywords


Weil’s disease; Leptospirosis; Multiorgan failure

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