Leptospirosis Mimicking Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome: A Case Report

Sandra Iragorri, Kjell Tullus

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Leptospirosis was diagnosed in a child presenting with acute kidney injury, anemia, and thrombocytopenia. Initial symptoms included abdominal pain and nonbloody diarrhea, followed by fever, vomiting, and skin rash. Leptospirosis was suspected and eventually confirmed. Although leptospirosis is uncommon in temperate climates, it is occurring in increasing numbers of participants in water sports, making it a consideration in the differential diagnosis of hemolytic uremic syndrome.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)721-725
Number of pages5
JournalAmerican Journal of Kidney Diseases
Issue number4
StatePublished - Oct 2009
Externally publishedYes


  • Leptospirosis
  • acute kidney injury
  • diagnostic testing
  • hemolytic uremic syndrome
  • water-borne disease

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nephrology


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