As a different cause of kidney failure, liver failure and fever: Leptospirosis

Arslan A. M.

The Atlantic Journal of Medical Science and Research, vol.2, no.1, pp.14-15, 2022 (Peer-Reviewed Journal)


Leptospirosis is the most common bacterial zoonosis globally, especially in tropical and temperate regions with heavy rainfall. Infection into humans occurs in direct contact with the urine of the sick animals' contact with the environment contaminated with urine. The clinical spectrum of leptospirosis is quite broad. It is subclinical in 90% of cases. Multiple organ failure, especially kidney, liver, and lung, can be seen in 5-10% of cases [1-2]. Weil's disease is the most severe form of leptospirosis. It progresses with liver dysfunction, acute renal failure, thrombocytopenia, and fever; If left untreated, it can be fatal at 1-5% [3]. In our case, a 60-year-old patient with fever, hyperbilirubinemia, acute renal failure, and thrombocytopenia will be discussed.