What is the incidence of pulmonary involvement in leptospirosis?

Updated: Jul 08, 2021
  • Author: Sandra G Gompf, MD, FACP, FIDSA; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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The incidence of pulmonary involvement has increased over the past few years, affecting up to 70% patients. Pulmonary involvement has emerged as a serious cause of mortality, becoming the main cause of leptospirosis-associated death in some countries. [31, 32]


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