A young man with acute febrile illness, jaundice, renal failure and hemorrhages


  • Vitorino Modesto Santos u
  • Tiago Chagas Martins Armed Forces Hospital, Brasília-DF, Brazil
  • Mariely Fernanda Silva Helbingen Armed Forces Hospital< Brasília´DF, Brazil
  • Juliana Santos Reis Martins Base Hospital, Brasília-DF, Brazil


Human leptospirosis or Weil’s disease is an emerging or re-emerging cosmopolitan zoonosis with pitfalls related to unspecific features and variety of differential diagnosis. Additional concern is about the possibility of viral, bacterial and protozoan coinfections. The clinical spectrum of Weil’s disease ranges from mild anicteric to more severe manifestations including jaundice, renal failure, and hemorrhages and poor outcomes. The authors describe a typical case of this challenging condition successfully treated. The aim is to enhance the suspicion index of health workers in primary care attention


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Biografia do Autor

Vitorino Modesto Santos, u

Professor Adjunto I da UCB e Preceptor do Departamento de Medicna Interna do HFA

Tiago Chagas Martins, Armed Forces Hospital, Brasília-DF, Brazil

Médico Residente de Clínica Médica

Mariely Fernanda Silva Helbingen, Armed Forces Hospital< Brasília´DF, Brazil

Médica Resdente de Clínica Médica

Juliana Santos Reis Martins, Base Hospital, Brasília-DF, Brazil

Médica Residente de Clínica Médica