What is the focus of treatment of severe leptospirosis?

Updated: Jul 08, 2021
  • Author: Sandra G Gompf, MD, FACP, FIDSA; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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Severe cases of leptospirosis can affect any organ system and can lead to multiorgan failure. Severe leptospirosis can have a case-fatality rate of over 50%, even with intensive care unit(ICU) support. [48] Thus, supportive therapy and careful management of renal, hepatic, hematologic, and central nervous system complications are important.


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