A CASE STUDY ON WEILS DISEASE

  • Devarapu Neelima Hindu college of Pharmacy, Amaravathi road, Guntur, Andhra Pradesh, India-522002.
  • B.Poorna Shivani Hindu college of Pharmacy, Amaravathi road, Guntur, Andhra Pradesh, India-522002.
  • M.Lakshmi Kranthi Hindu college of Pharmacy, Amaravathi road, Guntur, Andhra Pradesh, India-522002.
  • M.Lakshmi Kranthi Hindu college of Pharmacy, Amaravathi road, Guntur, Andhra Pradesh, India-522002.
  • Bandaru Praveena Hindu college of Pharmacy, Amaravathi road, Guntur, Andhra Pradesh, India-522002.
  • Konda Ravi Kumar Hindu college of Pharmacy, Amaravathi road, Guntur, Andhra Pradesh, India-522002.

Abstract

Weils disease is a form of a bacterial infection known as leptospirosis that is carried by animals, most commonly in rats & cattle. It can be caught by humans through contact with rat or cattle urine, most commonly occurring through contaminated fresh water. A 53yrs old man presented to the hospital with fever & general weakness, cold, cough, sepsis with acute pyelonephritis. His general tests are normal except the heart rate. Eventually, an ELISA test confirmed presence of leptospira immunoglobulin M. The patient subsequently recovered after a Course of Intravenous Antibiotics. The case of leptospirosis presented to give a note to the general public & health care providers to the clinical importance to the severe disease.

Keywords: Leptospirosis, Zoonosis

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Neelima, D., B. Shivani, M. Kranthi, M. Kranthi, B. Praveena, and K. R. Kumar. “A CASE STUDY ON WEILS DISEASE”. World Journal of Current Medical and Pharmaceutical Research, Vol. 1, no. 5, 1, pp. 164-5, https://wjcmpr.com/index.php/journal/article/view/34.