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Leptospirosis, also known as Weil’s disease, is caused by bacteria from the genus Leptospira. Some of the common signs of Leptospirosis include mild flu-like symptoms like headache and chills, nausea, vomiting and loss of appetite, among others. Leptospirosis is spread to humans by contact with soil or water contaminated with the urine of certain animals.
HOW IS LEPTOSPIROSIS DIAGNOSED?
Diagnostic tests such as blood and urine tests are advised by the general physician to confirm diagnosis of this disease. Kidney function tests and the microscopic agglutination test can confirm diagnosis.
HOW IS LEPTOSPIROSIS TREATED?
Treatment for this disease includes antibiotics like penicillin G, along with ampicillin and amoxicillin. Glucose may be given due to complete loss of energy and exertion. Dialysis may be needed in case the patient's potassium and phosphorus levels shoot up too high. If not treated on time, there is a high risk of permanent organ failure, especially for the kidney.
DID YOU KNOW?
Leptospirosis is primarily an occupational disease.