Hong Kong Med J 2005;11:408-10 | Number 5, October 2005
Fever, pulmonary haemorrhage, and acute renal failure in a young girl
FWT Cheng, TF Leung, N Lee, F Yap, J Hui, TF Fok, PC Ng
Department of Paediatrics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, Hong Kong
Leptospirosis is rarely reported in children. It is easily treated with antibiotics but can be fatal if treatment is delayed. A 12-year-old girl was diagnosed with Weil syndrome, a severe form of leptospirosis, 10 days after returning from Mainland China. She presented with fever, hypotension, jaundice, and acute renal failure. She had used well water for bathing and swum in freshwater.
Key words: Child; Leptospirosis; Weil disease
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