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|Title:||Case of leptospirosis causing pancytopenia.||Austin Authors:||Haryono, Ian Satya;Tinson, Alistair John;Abasszade, Joshua Haron;O'Donnobhain, Ronan||Affiliation:||General Internal Medicine Unit, Western Health, Saint Albans, Victoria, Australia
Department of General Medicine, Monash Health, Clayton, Victoria, Australia.
|Issue Date:||5-Jan-2023||metadata.dc.date:||2023||Publication information:||BMJ Case Reports 2023; 16(1)||Abstract:||We present the case of a young female landscaper who presented to an Australian tertiary hospital with persistent fevers and new pancytopenia. Extensive initial workup for her presenting illness did not identify a cause; however, a detailed history of her occupation revealed she worked heavily with soil on farms that had domestic livestock in addition to rodents. Hence, further serological testing for leptospirosis was performed, revealing a diagnosis of infection with Leptospira interrogans serovar Hardjo. Treatment covering leptospirosis was commenced, and she improved clinically, and her cell counts returned to normal. Pancytopenia is a rare manifestation of leptospirosis and has only been reported in a handful of case studies. We highlight that leptospirosis should be considered as a differential diagnosis in those with fever, and new pancytopaenia, particularly in patients with relevant risk factors for exposure.||URI:||https://ahro.austin.org.au/austinjspui/handle/1/31981||DOI:||10.1136/bcr-2022-251506||ORCID:||0000-0001-6372-3781
|Journal:||BMJ Case Reports||PubMed URL:||36604107||ISSN:||1757-790X||Type:||Journal Article||Subjects:||Infectious diseases
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