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Leptospirosis among patients with pyrexia of unknown origin in a hospital in Guwahati, Assam.
Indian J Public Health. 2008 Apr-Jun; 52(2):107-9.IJ

Abstract

Leptospirosis is one of the important zoonoses of man and animals. In recent years, it has increasingly been reported from different parts of the world including India. Sera from 536 individuals with pyrexia of unknown origin (PUO) belonging to different age group, sex and occupation and having varying levels of exposure to animals, forest and flood were examined for the presence of antibodies to pathogenic Leptospira by commercially available kit. Overall 22.57% individuals with PUO were found to be positive for leptospirosis with 27.93% among male and 11.79% among female patients. This difference among..genders was statistically significant. The seropositivity was higher among patients in the age groups of 21-30 years followed by 31-40 and 41-50 years. Seropositivity was higher among individuals having contact with animals, working in forest and flood affected areas.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Microbiology, Down Town Hospital, Guwahati, Assam.No affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

19125541

Citation

Kalita, Juri B., and H Rahman. "Leptospirosis Among Patients With Pyrexia of Unknown Origin in a Hospital in Guwahati, Assam." Indian Journal of Public Health, vol. 52, no. 2, 2008, pp. 107-9.
Kalita JB, Rahman H. Leptospirosis among patients with pyrexia of unknown origin in a hospital in Guwahati, Assam. Indian J Public Health. 2008;52(2):107-9.
Kalita, J. B., & Rahman, H. (2008). Leptospirosis among patients with pyrexia of unknown origin in a hospital in Guwahati, Assam. Indian Journal of Public Health, 52(2), 107-9.
Kalita JB, Rahman H. Leptospirosis Among Patients With Pyrexia of Unknown Origin in a Hospital in Guwahati, Assam. Indian J Public Health. 2008 Apr-Jun;52(2):107-9. PubMed PMID: 19125541.
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