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An urban outbreak of leptospirosis in Mumbai, India.
Jpn J Infect Dis. 2002 Dec; 55(6):194-6.JJ

Abstract

An outbreak of leptospirosis occurred during the rainy season in the city of Mumbai, India. Out of 169 suspected cases, 74 (43.7%) were determined serologically positive by microagglutination test (MAT) carried out with a battery of eight pathogenic serovars, while 78 (46.1%) were shown positive for IgM antibodies to leptospira by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay. On the basis of MAT, serovar Copenhageni accounted for 66 (89.1%) out of the 74 cases admitted during the period of the outbreak. Myalgia, conjunctival suffusion, cough with hemoptysis, icterus, and oliguria were significantly more common in patients whose samples were determined positive by MAT. The presence of pulmonary signs and symptoms and renal failure were significantly associated with mortality in patients presumed to be suffering from leptospirosis.

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Department of Microbiology, Byramjee Jeejeehoy Medical College, Maharashtra, India.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

12606828

Citation

Bharadwaj, Renu, et al. "An Urban Outbreak of Leptospirosis in Mumbai, India." Japanese Journal of Infectious Diseases, vol. 55, no. 6, 2002, pp. 194-6.
Bharadwaj R, Bal AM, Joshi SA, et al. An urban outbreak of leptospirosis in Mumbai, India. Jpn J Infect Dis. 2002;55(6):194-6.
Bharadwaj, R., Bal, A. M., Joshi, S. A., Kagal, A., Pol, S. S., Garad, G., Arjunwadkar, V., & Katti, R. (2002). An urban outbreak of leptospirosis in Mumbai, India. Japanese Journal of Infectious Diseases, 55(6), 194-6.
Bharadwaj R, et al. An Urban Outbreak of Leptospirosis in Mumbai, India. Jpn J Infect Dis. 2002;55(6):194-6. PubMed PMID: 12606828.
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TY - JOUR T1 - An urban outbreak of leptospirosis in Mumbai, India. AU - Bharadwaj,Renu, AU - Bal,Abhijit M, AU - Joshi,Suvarna A, AU - Kagal,Anju, AU - Pol,Sae S, AU - Garad,Gajanan, AU - Arjunwadkar,Vidya, AU - Katti,Ravindra, PY - 2003/2/28/pubmed PY - 2003/4/19/medline PY - 2003/2/28/entrez SP - 194 EP - 6 JF - Japanese journal of infectious diseases JO - Jpn J Infect Dis VL - 55 IS - 6 N2 - An outbreak of leptospirosis occurred during the rainy season in the city of Mumbai, India. Out of 169 suspected cases, 74 (43.7%) were determined serologically positive by microagglutination test (MAT) carried out with a battery of eight pathogenic serovars, while 78 (46.1%) were shown positive for IgM antibodies to leptospira by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay. On the basis of MAT, serovar Copenhageni accounted for 66 (89.1%) out of the 74 cases admitted during the period of the outbreak. Myalgia, conjunctival suffusion, cough with hemoptysis, icterus, and oliguria were significantly more common in patients whose samples were determined positive by MAT. The presence of pulmonary signs and symptoms and renal failure were significantly associated with mortality in patients presumed to be suffering from leptospirosis. SN - 1344-6304 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/12606828/An_urban_outbreak_of_leptospirosis_in_Mumbai_India_ L2 - https://www.diseaseinfosearch.org/result/4178 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -