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Research Paper | Radiological Sciences | India | Volume 5 Issue 11, November 2016
Pulmonary Radiographic Findings in Leptospirosis Patients
Dr. Ajinkya Maheshwari  | Dr. Purvi Desai  | Dr. Bhagwati Ukani
Abstract: We studied chest radiographs of 45 patients who presented during June 2015 to October 2016 at New civil hospital, Surat who had a high serum immunofluorescent assay titer for leptospirosis. Thirty five of 45 (77 %) patients had abnormal chest films. Nearly all of these patients had respiratory symptoms and needed oxygen therapy.40 of the 45 (65 %) had respiratory symptoms, but only 35/40 (87 %) had abnormal radiographs.23 of the 35 (65 %) and 20/35 (57 %) who had abnormal chest radiographs had coexisting impaired renal function or jaundice, respectively. There were 6/35 (17 %) patients who had abnormal chest radiographs without renal or liver impairment.
Keywords: Leptospirosis, Chest Xray, Diffuse airway disease, Multi organ failure
Edition: Volume 5 Issue 11, November 2016,
Pages: 861 - 863
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