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Flashcards in Leptospirosis Deck (9):
1

What is leptospirosis transmitted by

Rat urine

2

What type of organism is leptospira spp.?

Spirochete

3

What are the neurological signs?

Red eyes
Headache
Meningitis in late stage

4

What are the GI signs?

Jaundice
Diarrhoea
Abdo pain

5

What are the general signs?

Rash
VERY HIGH FEVER
Myalgia of the calf

6

Tests?

Bloods

7

What bloods are done in Weil's?

Anti-IgM antibodies
Histology
PCR

8

Treatment for high risk exposure?

IV doxycycline

9

Treatment for mild disease?

Oral doxycycline