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Multivisceral organ failure related to leptospirosis in pregnant patient

Sbai Hicham, Mellouki ihsane, El Bouazzaoui Abderahim, Boukatta Brahim, Smail Labib, Harrandou Mustapha, Khatouf Mohamed, Ibrahimi Adil, Melhouf Abdelilah, Kanjaa Nabil

Keywords : Diagnosis, leptospirosis, pregnancy, prognosis, reanimation

Citation Information : Hicham S, ihsane M, Abderahim EB, Brahim B, Labib S, Mustapha H, Mohamed K, Adil I, Abdelilah M, Nabil K. Multivisceral organ failure related to leptospirosis in pregnant patient. Indian J Crit Care Med 2013; 17 (1):43-45.

DOI: 10.4103/0972-5229.112143

License: CC BY-ND 3.0

Published Online: 01-05-2014

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2013; The Author(s).


Leptospirosis is the most widespread zoonosis in the world. It is caused by pathogenic leptospira infection. This infection is also an uncommon cause of hepatorenal failure. Indeed, hemolysis, elevated liver enzyme levels and low platelet count syndrome, and acute fatty liver of pregnancy are specific to the pregnant state. Leptospirosis is rarely described in pregnancy; it might mimic puerperal sepsis or hepatorenal failure associated with pregnancy induced hypertension. We report a case of leptospirosis presenting as multiple organ failure during third trimester of pregnancy with a good outcome.

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