Leptospirosis Mimicking Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome: A Case Report

Sandra Iragorri, Kjell Tullus

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Abstract

Leptospirosis was diagnosed in a child presenting with acute kidney injury, anemia, and thrombocytopenia. Initial symptoms included abdominal pain and nonbloody diarrhea, followed by fever, vomiting, and skin rash. Leptospirosis was suspected and eventually confirmed. Although leptospirosis is uncommon in temperate climates, it is occurring in increasing numbers of participants in water sports, making it a consideration in the differential diagnosis of hemolytic uremic syndrome.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)721-725
Number of pages5
JournalAmerican Journal of Kidney Diseases
Volume54
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2009
Externally publishedYes

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Leptospirosis
Hemolytic-Uremic Syndrome
Exanthema
Climate
Acute Kidney Injury
Thrombocytopenia
Abdominal Pain
Vomiting
Sports
Anemia
Diarrhea
Differential Diagnosis
Fever
Water

Keywords

  • acute kidney injury
  • diagnostic testing
  • hemolytic uremic syndrome
  • Leptospirosis
  • water-borne disease

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nephrology

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Leptospirosis Mimicking Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome : A Case Report. / Iragorri, Sandra; Tullus, Kjell.

In: American Journal of Kidney Diseases, Vol. 54, No. 4, 10.2009, p. 721-725.

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