A Case of Anicteric Leptospirosis Presenting with Rectal Bleeding and Hyperpyrexia

Handan Ilhan, Mustafa Hatipoglu, Abdullah Ilhan, Emrullah Solmazgul, Nail Ersoz, Erdal Polat, Vedat Turhan
2016 Disease and Molecular Medicine  
Leptospirosis is a globally widespread zoonotic infection caused by Leptospira. In humans, the infection generally occurs by way of direct or indirect contact with infected animal urine. The main clinical symptoms are fever, septicemia, headache, fatigue, and myalgia. The disease usually begins with a high fever. The largest risk factor for leptospirosis is occupational and it includes farmers, ranchers, military personnel, and sewer workers. There is also a risk through recreational exposure
more » ... ch as freshwater swimming and kayaking. This report describes a case of leptospirosis following a course with hyperpyrexia, for the first time in the medical literature.
doi:10.5455/dmm.20160614100129 fatcat:7oap4ou5b5gezho2gkgepeya4i