Leptospirosis in pregnancy: a case report

Authors

  • Sara Guleria Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Indira Gandhi Medical College, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India
  • Kapil Dev Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Indira Gandhi Medical College, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India
  • Kushla Pathania Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Indira Gandhi Medical College, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.18203/2320-1770.ijrcog20223146

Keywords:

Leptospirosis, Pregnancy, Jaundice

Abstract

Leptospirosis is a leading zoonotic disease worldwide with more than 1 million cases in the general population per year. There is significant mortality due to both delays in diagnosis as well as adequate clinical suspicion. There is also an overlap between the signs, symptoms and biochemical disturbances associated with leptospirosis in pregnancy and the presentation of pregnancy associated conditions, such as pre-eclampsia (PET), acute fatty liver of pregnancy (AFLP) and haemolysis elevated liver enzymes low platelets (HELLP) syndrome. This is a case report of a pregnant woman with leptospirosis who delivered a healthy fetus.

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Published

2022-11-25

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