Interesting case of acute pancreatitis secondary to leptospirosis

Authors

  • Suneel C. Mundkur Department of Pediatrics, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal, Karnataka, India
  • Niharika Reddy Department of Pediatrics, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal, Karnataka, India
  • Karen Janice Moras Department of Pediatrics, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal, Karnataka, India
  • Divya Mary George Department of Pediatrics, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal, Karnataka, India
  • Rochelle Anne Pereira Department of Pediatrics, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal, Karnataka, India

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.18203/2349-3291.ijcp20231857

Keywords:

Leptospirosis, Acute pancreatitis, Multi-organ dysfunction, Infectious

Abstract

Leptospirosis caused by Leptospira icterohemorrhagica is a severe, acute condition which can be complicated by multi-organ dysfunction renal failure, liver failure (jaundice), acute respiratory distress syndrome, rhabdomyolysis and bleeding manifestations such as petechiae, epistaxis, hematemesis, hemoptysis, malena, commonly we see characteristic conjunctival suffusion and may lead to fatal multiple organ dysfunction. Leptospirosis may be mistaken for diverse infectious diseases such as malaria, dengue fever, rickettsial disease, ehrlichiosis or hantavirus infection which may mimic leptospirosis. We reported an interesting and rare case of leptospirosis with acute pancreatitis who had a prolonged course.

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Published

2023-06-27

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