Two Leptospirosis Cases Presented with Fever, Anemia, and Hepatosplenomegaly

Polat E., Ozdemir S., Aydin S. O., Aydin A.

MEDICAL JOURNAL OF BAKIRKOY, vol.13, no.2, pp.107-109, 2017 (ESCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 13 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.5350/btdmjb201713209
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.107-109
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: Yes


Leptospirosis affects humans in both urban and rural areas, and in temperate and tropical climates. The spectrum of human disease caused by leptospires is extremely wide, ranging from subclinical infection to a severe syndrome of multiorgan infection with high mortality. However, the great majority of the infection has either subclinical or very mild illness; hereby, most patients do not seek medical attention. We herein present two patients with leptospirosis hospitalized due to unexplained fever, anemia, and hepatosplenomegaly.