What is Leptospirosis?

is an infection caused by bacteria of the Leptospira type. Symptoms can range from none to mild such as headaches, muscles pains, and fevers to severe with bleeding from the lungs or meningitis. If the infection causes the person to turn yellow, have kidney failure and bleeding it is then known as Weil's disease.

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day before yest i had to XXXXXXX thru water coz of the rains. people have recommended taking dose of Doxycycline 200mg or Azithromycin 500mg to...

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Its not mandatory

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Its not mandatory to take antibiotics to prevent leptospirosis in heavy...

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Hi, my teenage son is in hospital with Leptospirosis. He had acute renal failure but is ok now. He was on Penicillin G for 21/2 days but now they...

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He had a severe form of leptospirosis and luckily he...

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In the recent XXXXXXX flooding, my wife had to travel through knee deep water for 10 mins. Is there a need for preventive medication for...

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She can have chemoprophylaxis with doxycycline.

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