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CLINICAL CASE REPORT
Year : 2019  |  Volume : 32  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 88-89

Weil syndrome causing autoimmune haemolytic anaemia


Department of Medicine, Kasturba Medical College, Sharada Madhava Pai OPD Block, Manipal, Karnataka, India

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M Mukhyaprana Prabhu
Department of Medicine, Kasturba Medical College, Sharada Madhava Pai OPD Block, Manipal, Karnataka
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0970-258X.275913

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.


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