Journal Article

Fulminant Leptospirosis in a Patient with Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infection: Case Report and Review of the Literature

Sian Jones and Tonia Kim

in Clinical Infectious Diseases

Published on behalf of Infectious Diseases Society of America

Volume 33, issue 5, pages e31-e33
Published in print September 2001 | ISSN: 1058-4838
Published online September 2001 | e-ISSN: 1537-6591 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/322645
Fulminant Leptospirosis in a Patient with Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infection: Case Report and Review of the Literature

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We report a case of fulminant leptospirosis that was acquired in New York City by a patient with underlying infection with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). Review of the literature on leptospirosis in HIV-infected persons showed that all patients were severely ill but responded well to treatment, which highlights the importance of recognizing this potentially life-threatening illness, especially in unusual settings.

Journal Article.  1233 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Infectious Diseases ; Immunology ; Public Health and Epidemiology ; Microbiology

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