Weil syndrome causing autoimmune haemolytic anaemia

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Weil syndrome is a fulminant form of leptospirosis, usually caused by spirochetal organism Leptospira interrogans. It is characterized by icterus, petechial rashes over the body, signs of renal failure and hepatic failure. Anaemia is a usual manifes- tation of Leptospira infection, but autoimmune haemolytic anaemia is rare. We report a patient with autoimmune haemolytic anaemia following Leptospira infection, which was responsive to high-dose steroid therapy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)88-89
Number of pages2
JournalThe National medical journal of India
Volume32
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01-03-2019

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Leptospira
Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia
Leptospira interrogans
Leptospirosis
Liver Failure
Jaundice
Infection
Exanthema
Renal Insufficiency
Anemia
Steroids
Therapeutics

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Weil syndrome causing autoimmune haemolytic anaemia. / Gangula, Rahul Sai; Prabhu, M. Mukhyaprana; Stanley, Weena.

In: The National medical journal of India, Vol. 32, No. 2, 01.03.2019, p. 88-89.

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