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Year : 2008  |  Volume : 1  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 21-33

Leptospirosis: The "mysterious" mimic


1 Dr. Donald L. Price Center for Parasite Repository and Education, Tampa, FL, USA
2 Department of Global Health, University of South Florida, 13201 Bruce B. Downs Blvd., MDC 56, Tampa, FL 33612, USA

Correspondence Address:
Angela Clem
Department of Global Health, University of South Florida, 13201 Bruce B. Downs Blvd., MDC 56, Tampa, FL 33612
USA
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DOI: 10.4103/0974-2700.40573

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Leptospirosis is a potentially fatal bacterial disease that can display a wide array of clinical presentations thus mimicking better-known illnesses. Although, leptospirosis is primarily a zoonotic disease, it frequently inflicts severe illness and death on communities around the globe. A comprehensive overview of the disease in wake of the 2006 outbreaks in India is hereby presented and discussed.


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