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Leptospirosis in northern India: a clinical and serological study.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15115094     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
A total of 400 serum samples collected from patients, clinically suspected of leptospirosis, were evaluated for antibodies by LEPTO dipstick and microscopic agglutination test (MAT). Twenty of these patients (5%) had serological evidence of leptospirosis. Leptospira interrogans serovars Autumnalis and Icterohaemorrhagiae, Canicola and Javanica were serogroups recorded serologically. Fever and jaundice were the most common clinical presentations. Male preponderance was seen in the leptospirosis cases. Outdoor activities, agricultural activities, contact with animals were significantly associated with seropositivity for Leptospira. This study highlights that leptospirosis is a significant health problem in northern India, though grossly under reported due to the absence of routine laboratory diagnostic facilities for this disease.
Authors:
Sunil Sethi; Archana Sood; Pooja; Sarita Sharma; Caesar Sengupta; Meera Sharma
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Southeast Asian journal of tropical medicine and public health     Volume:  34     ISSN:  0125-1562     ISO Abbreviation:  Southeast Asian J. Trop. Med. Public Health     Publication Date:  2003 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-04-29     Completed Date:  2004-05-19     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0266303     Medline TA:  Southeast Asian J Trop Med Public Health     Country:  Thailand    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  822-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Medical Microbiology and Internal Medicine, Chandigarh, India.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adult
Female
Humans
India / epidemiology
Leptospirosis / complications*,  epidemiology*,  prevention & control
Male
Occupations
Risk Factors
Seroepidemiologic Studies

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