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Leptospirosis

Causes of Leptospirosis:

The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Leptospirosis. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.

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Leptospirosis Treatments

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Article Excerpts about Leptospirosis

Leptospirosis is a bacterial disease that affects humans and animals. It is caused by bacteria of the genus Leptospira. In humans it causes a wide range of symptoms, and some infected persons may have no symptoms at all. Symptoms of leptospirosis include high fever, severe headache, chills, muscle aches, and vomiting, and may include jaundice (yellow skin and eyes), red eyes, abdominal pain, diarrhea, or a rash. If the disease is not treated, the patient could develop kidney damage, meningitis (inflammation of the membrane around the brain and spinal cord), liver failure, and respiratory distress. In rare cases death occurs. (Source: excerpt from Leptospirosis (General): DBMD)

Leptospirosis is a disease is caused by spiral shaped bacteria called leptospires. It occurs worldwide and can affect humans as well as many wild and domestic animals, including dogs and cats. The disease can be serious for both humans and animals. In people, the symptoms are often like the flu, but sometimes leptospirosis can develop into a more severe, life-threatening illness with infections in the kidney, liver, brain, lung, and heart. (Source: excerpt from Leptospirosis and Your Pet: DBMD)

Leptospirosis is a bacterial disease that affects humans and animals. ... (Source: excerpt from Leptospirosis (General): DBMD)

Leptospirosis is a disease is caused by spiral shaped bacteria called leptospires. It occurs... (Source: excerpt from Leptospirosis and Your Pet: DBMD)

Definitions of Leptospirosis:

A severe form of LEPTOSPIROSIS, usually caused by LEPTOSPIRA INTERROGANS SEROVAR ICTEROHAEMORRHAGIAE and occasionally other serovars. It is transmitted to humans by the rat and is characterized by hemorrhagic and renal symptoms with accompanying JAUNDICE.
- (Source - Diseases Database)

An infectious disease cause by leptospira and transmitted to humans from domestic animals; characterized by jaundice and fever
- (Source - WordNet 2.1)

Leptospirosis is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Leptospirosis, or a subtype of Leptospirosis, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
- (Source - National Institute of Health)

Detailed list of causes of Leptospirosis

The list below shows some of the causes of Leptospirosis mentioned in various sources:

How Common are these Causes of Leptospirosis?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Leptospirosis. Of the 5 causes of Leptospirosis that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 0 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 0 causes are "common" diseases
  • 0 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 0 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 1 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 4 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Leptospirosis:

The following list of conditions have 'Leptospirosis' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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Causes of Leptospirosis Based on Risk Factors

This information shows analysis of the list of causes of Leptospirosis based on whether certain risk factors apply to the patient:

  • Travel - has the patient travelled recently?

    What are the alternative names for Leptospirosis:

    Leptospira icterohaemorrhagiae, Leptospira interrogans serovar icterohaemorrhagiae, Weil's disease
    - (Source - Diseases Database)

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