What are the signs and symptoms of leptospirosis in humans?
In humans, Leptospirosis can cause a wide range of symptoms, including:
- High fever.
- Muscle aches.
- Jaundice (yellow skin and eyes)
- Red eyes.
- Abdominal pain.
Which organ is damaged by leptospirosis disease?
Without treatment, Leptospirosis can lead to kidney damage, meningitis (inflammation of the membrane around the brain and spinal cord), liver failure, respiratory distress, and even death.
How long does leptospirosis last?
It rarely lasts more than a week. But about 10% of the time, when you have a severe form of leptospirosis, you’ll get better, but then get sick again. This is called Weil’s disease and it can cause much more serious issues, like chest pain and swollen arms and legs. It often requires hospitalization.
Can leptospirosis cause neck pain?
Constipation, diarrhea, symptoms of the common cold, coughing, chest pain, a stiff neck, and difficulty breathing (dyspnea) may also occur.
Does leptospirosis cause back pain?
Leptospirosis is a very rare disease in Denmark, and SPHS is a differential diagnosis not often considered. With back pain and fever as initial symptoms in a patient living in an area endemic for Hanta virus, leptospirosis is not the first diagnosis that comes to mind.
What are the symptoms of leptospirosis?
In humans, Leptospirosis can cause a wide range of symptoms, including: High fever Headache Chills Muscle aches Vomiting Jaundice (yellow skin and eyes) Red eyes Abdominal pain Diarrhea Rash
Can leptospirosis be mistaken for other diseases?
Recommend on Facebook Tweet ShareCompartir. Leptospirosis is a bacterial disease that affects humans and animals. It is caused by bacteria of the genus Leptospira. In humans, it can cause a wide range of symptoms, some of which may be mistaken for other diseases. Some infected persons, however, may have no symptoms at all.
How long does it take to get sick from leptospirosis?
The time between a person’s exposure to a contaminated source and becoming sick is 2 days to 4 weeks. Illness usually begins abruptly with fever and other symptoms. Leptospirosis may occur in two phases:
What are the treatment options for leptospirosis?
If you have symptoms of leptospirosis, contact a doctor who can test for the disease. If an infection is confirmed, it will likely be treated with antibiotics (medicine that can cure the disease). Treatment is most effective when started as soon as possible.