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Factors Associated with Severe Leptospirosis, Martinique, 2010–2013

Abstract : To identify factors associated with disease severity, we examined 102 patients with quantitative PCR-confirmed leptospirosis in Martinique during 2010-2013. Associated factors were hypotension, chest auscultation abnormalities , icterus, oligo/anuria, thrombocytopenia, prothrombin time <68%, high levels of leptospiremia, and infection with L. interrogans serovar Icterohaemorrhagiae/Copenhageni.
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Patrick Hochedez, Rafaelle Theodose, Claude Olive, Pascale Bourhy, Guillaume Hurtrel, et al.. Factors Associated with Severe Leptospirosis, Martinique, 2010–2013. Emerging Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2015, 21 (12), pp.2221-2224. ⟨10.3201/eid2112.141099⟩. ⟨pasteur-02538324⟩

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