Leptospirosis: A Rare Cause of Hyperbilirubinemia and Acute Kidney Injury in a Non-endemic Area.
Leptospirosis is a zoonosis with clinical manifestations caused by a pathogenic bacterium of the genus Leptospira. A high index of suspicion is required to make the diagnosis. The unusual constellation of symptoms makes the diagnosis of leptospirosis challenging and requires a comprehensive approach while treating the patient. This case illustrates the potential for severe complications of untreated leptospirosis and underlines the importance of a holistic approach to the diagnosis and treatment of patients with perplexing clinical presentations.
Kozyk M, Strubchevska K, Nadeau B. Leptospirosis: a rare cause of hyperbilirubinemia and acute kidney injury in a non-endemic area. Cureus. 2022 Nov 1;14(11):e30963. doi: 10.7759/cureus.30963. PMID: 36465219.