Femoral mononeuropathy: A rare manifestation of complicated leptospirosis

Arjun Nidambur Ballal, Manjunatha Hande

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Neurological manifestations associated with leptospirosis are uncommon with only a few cases reported so far. The present case is of a 65-year-old man with a severe form of leptospirosis, complicated by acute renal failure, jaundice and femoral mononeuropathy. During the course of his hospitalisation, he developed a weakness of his left leg and sensory deficit over his left thigh along the femoral nerve distribution. A nerve conduction velocity study confirmed femoral neuropathy. No other cause for neuropathy could be elicited. His neurological deficits significantly improved with treatment of leptospirosis.

Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research
Volume12
Issue number11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01-11-2018

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Femoral Neuropathy
Leptospirosis
Femoral Nerve
Neural Conduction
Neurologic Manifestations
Thigh
Jaundice
Acute Kidney Injury
Leg
Hospitalization
Therapeutics

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  • Clinical Biochemistry

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