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High-resolution Computed Tomography Findings in a Case of Severe Leptospira Infection (Weil Disease) Complicated With Jarisch-Herxheimer Reaction.
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PMID:  22071677     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
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In this report, we describe a case of Weil disease. Chest x-ray and computed tomography (CT) findings showed temporary deterioration 1 day after the initiation of antibiotic treatment, and high-resolution CT findings with the patient's physical findings made us suspect pulmonary alveolar hemorrhage (PAH). We believed that the PAH had been induced by Weil disease and subsequently caused Jarisch-Herxheimer reaction. We confirmed the patient's contact history with mice, and symptoms improved immediately after starting appropriate treatments. Leptospirosis is a relatively rare cause of PAH. Therefore, the possibility of this disease should be included in the differential diagnosis, especially when high-resolution CT findings indicate PAH, and the imaging findings deteriorate rapidly after antibiotic therapy.
Authors:
Tsuyoshi Hashimoto; Soichi Akata; Jinho Park; Yoshimi Harada; Yoji Hirayama; Junji Otaki; Koichi Tokuuye
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-11-8
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of thoracic imaging     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1536-0237     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-11-10     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8606160     Medline TA:  J Thorac Imaging     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Departments of *Radiology and †General Medicine and Primary Care, Tokyo Medical University, Nishishinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, Japan.
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