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Doctors for Leptospirosis in New Cotton Market, Hubli-Dharwad
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Leptospirosis is a bacterial infection that can cause headaches, muscle pains and fever. In severe cases a patient could have bleeding from the lungs or meningitis and kidney failure. This disease can be spread by wild and domestic animals, the most common of which are rodents. A person would contract leptospirosis if they come into contact with water or soil contaminated with animal urine.
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?
Usually, the patient would also turn yellowish in colour and have some kind of bleeding due to kidney failure in later stages, which is then known as Weil's disease.