Which is the role of dark-field exam of blood or urine 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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Dark-field examination of blood or urine has been used to identify leptospires. However, this technique is insensitive and nonspecific on its own.


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