Leptospirosis in a British soldier after travel to Borneo.

Burns, Daniel S, Clay, K A and Bailey, M S (2016) Leptospirosis in a British soldier after travel to Borneo. Journal of the Royal Army Medical Corps, 162 (6). pp. 473-475. ISSN 0035-8665.

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Undifferentiated febrile illness in a returning soldier is a common problem encountered by serving medical officers. A 32-year-old soldier presented to Birmingham Heartlands Hospital with fever and acute kidney injury after return from Borneo. Leptospirosis was suspected and empirical antibiotics were started before subsequent confirmation by serology and PCR. Leptospirosis is common in South-East Asia, and troops exercising in jungle areas, and in the UK, are at risk. Advice, including inpatient management when appropriate, is available from the UK Role 4 Military Infectious Diseases and Tropical Medicine Service.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: WC Communicabable diseases > WC680 Tropical medicine
Divisions: Clinical Support > Infectious Diseases
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Depositing User: Preeti Puligari
Date Deposited: 30 Mar 2017 11:17
Last Modified: 30 Mar 2017 11:17
URI: http://www.repository.uhblibrary.co.uk/id/eprint/1309

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