What is the role of imaging studies in the diagnosis of leptospirosis?

Updated: Jul 08, 2021
  • Author: Sandra G Gompf, MD, FACP, FIDSA; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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Imaging studies are useful in determining the extent and severity of organ involvement. This may include chest radiography or computed tomography to evaluate lung disease and biliary tract ultrasonography in suspected acalculous cholecystitis.

Electrocardiographic (ECG) abnormalities are common during the leptospiremic phase of Weil syndrome. In severe cases, congestive heart failure and cardiogenic shock may occur.


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