Leptospirosis is a common and significantly underdiagnosed multisystem zoonotic infection, most often presenting with conjunctival suffusion and myalgias. The illness tends to be biphasic, with the immune response playing an important pathogenic role in the second phase. The causative organism is responsive to multiple antibiotics, including penicillins and tetracyclines. Multiorgan damage, and even death, occurs in severe cases.
May. 17, 2021