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Medicina Legal de Costa Rica

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CAMPOS CHACON, Natalia. Leptospirosis. Med. leg. Costa Rica [online]. 2014, vol.31, n.2, pp.112-118. ISSN 2215-5287.

Human leptospirosis is a zoonosis with worldwide distribution. It is an acute febrile disease caused by bacteria of the genus Leptospira that infect various domestic and wild animals, which often become asymptomatic carriers. The man can be infected by the contact with water or urine contaminated. In Costa Rica leptospirosis is considered an endemic disease so your knowledge is very important. The purpose of this articule is present a case of a male who died from leptospirosis, and compare the clinical and autopsy findings with the literature about leptospirosis.

Keywords : Leptospirosis; Leptospira; Weil’s disease.

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