Leptospirosis is a topic covered in the Washington Manual of Medical Therapeutics.

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General Principles

  • Leptospirosis is an acute febrile illness with varying presentations caused by Leptospira interrogans, a ubiquitous pathogen of wild and domestic mammals, reptiles, and amphibians.
  • Rodents are the main reservoir and symptoms appear 5–14 days after contact with the infected animal or water contaminated with their urine.

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