Treatment of severe leptospirosis with therapeutic plasma exchange in a pediatric patient


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EKİNCİ F. , YILDIZDAŞ R. D. , Horoz O. O. , ALABAZ D., TOLUNAY I., PETMEZCİ E.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF PEDIATRICS, cilt.60, ss.566-570, 2018 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 60 Konu: 5
  • Basım Tarihi: 2018
  • Doi Numarası: 10.24953/turkjped.2018.05.015
  • Dergi Adı: TURKISH JOURNAL OF PEDIATRICS
  • Sayfa Sayısı: ss.566-570

Özet

Leptospirosis is a common zoonotic disease caused by spirochetes of the genus Leptospira. Although it is mostly a tropical disease, some case reports have been published from temperate regions of the world. The disease presents with a wide spectrum; from asymptomatic self limited disease to a fatal illness characterized by multi-organ involvement.