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Weekend Digest
Name the pathogen!

5 Clues:
Rodents.
Triathlon.
Conjunctival suffusion.
Jaundice.
Jarisch-Herxheimer. Image
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#Leptospira

Spiral-shaped bacteria

Zoonotic: rodents important reservoir

Enters though skin breaks, mucosa, conjunctiva

Freshwater. Floodwater. Rainfall.

Recreational water activities. Triathlon. Swimming. Wading.

Rice farmers. Abattoir workers.
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#Leptospirosis
Acute febrile bacteremic phase —> immune phase

Constitutional: fever, myalgia, arthralgia

Conjunctival suffusion
Jaundice
Renal failure
Rhabdomyolysis
CNS and other organ involvement
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#idboardreview 25 M ‘mud run’ in Hawaii 2wks go, ski trip in Colorado 1wk ago now presents w/ F, hypoxia, wbc20k, Hb7, plt90, ⬆️cpk 2k⬆️Cr, mild⬆️lft, required mech ventilation, bloody respiratory secretions. Diagnosis? #medEd #idmedEd #idtwitter
diffuse alveolar hemorrhage (DAH) due to leptospirosis pulmonary hemorrhage syndrome (LPHS) #leptospira interrogans
DIffuse alveolar hemorrhage Infectious DDx dengue, malaria, influenza A, leptospirosis, hantavirus, staph aureus, adenovirus, cmv, aspergillosis, Mycoplasma, Legionella, Strongyloides
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