What is the effect of leptospirosis on the adrenal gland?

Updated: Jul 08, 2021
  • Author: Sandra G Gompf, MD, FACP, FIDSA; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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Hemorrhage, focal necrosis, and inflammatory infiltration have been documented within the adrenal gland. Although these complications do not appear clinically, some researchers speculate that adrenal insufficiency may mediate, in part, the final vascular collapse associated with fatal leptospirosis.


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