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Weil's disease as a cause of jaundice.
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PMID:  8377875     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Two patients are described with Weil's disease as a rare cause of jaundice. We discuss some features that can lead to early diagnosis. This concerns the apparently aspecific flu-like syndrome that precedes the icteric phase of the disease, as well as the typical pattern of liver function tests in the jaundiced patient: serum bilirubin is markedly elevated as compared with the liver enzymes. Another clue to the diagnosis can be obtained by enquiring not only about the patient's profession, but also about his leisure activities, since both patients acquired the disease in their leisure time.
P J den Haan; A C van Vliet; B P Hazenberg
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Netherlands journal of medicine     Volume:  42     ISSN:  0300-2977     ISO Abbreviation:  Neth J Med     Publication Date:  1993 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1993-10-21     Completed Date:  1993-10-21     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0356133     Medline TA:  Neth J Med     Country:  NETHERLANDS    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  171-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Internal Medicine, Drechtsteden Ziekenhuis Refaja, Dordrecht, Netherlands.
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MeSH Terms
Bilirubin / blood
Diagnosis, Differential
Disease Vectors*
Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay
Leisure Activities
Leptospira interrogans / classification
Liver Function Tests
Middle Aged
Water Microbiology*
Weil Disease / blood*,  microbiology,  physiopathology,  transmission
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