A Case of Severe Leptospirosis with Pancytopaenia

Bee, P.C.; Chow, S.K.; Tan, L.H. (2003) A Case of Severe Leptospirosis with Pancytopaenia. Medical Journal of Malaysia, 58 (5). pp. 777-779. ISSN 0300-5283

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Abstract

Pancytopaenia is a rare clinical presentation of severe leptospirosis. We would like to report a case of severe leptospirosis that progressed to pancytopaenia despite initial penicillin therapy. The patient needed a second course of antibiotic with doxycycline to improve his persistent symptoms and cytopaenia. Persistent pancytopaenia in severe leptospirosis and its management were reviewed.

Item Type: Article
Creators:
  1. Bee, P.C.(Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya, 50603 Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA)
  2. Chow, S.K.(Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya, 50603 Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA)
  3. Tan, L.H.(Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya, 50603 Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA)
Journal or Publication Title: Medical Journal of Malaysia
Uncontrolled Keywords: Severe Leptospirosis; Pancytopaenia
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine
Depositing User: Ms. Juhaida Abd Rahim
Date Deposited: 13 Jan 2015 16:26
Last Modified: 13 Jan 2015 16:26
URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/11971

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