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Journal of the Korean Academy of Family Medicine 1988;9(12):15-21.
Published online December 1, 1988.
1987년 가을철에 경기도 여주지역에 발생한 렙토스피라병 23례
조기주 서학은 이혜순 박성림 황의정 홍명호 김민자
고려대학교 의과대학 가정의학과 고려대학교의과대학 내과학교실
Abstract
Leptospirosis is considered as one of the important endemic diseases in Korea around automnal season, since 1975. It has the features of mild, anicteric, and self-limited febrile disease, but characteristically accompanied by hemoptysis in about 50% of cases.
The authors examined 23 cases of human leptospirosis clinically in Yeoju area during July-December, 1987. The 23 cases composed of men(16 cases) and women(7 cases). The common symptoms were fever & chills(95.7%), headache(91.3%), myaligia(82.6%) and anorexia(52.2%). Otherwise, hemoptysis(4.3%) & jaundice(8.7%) were rare.
Among many clinical manifestations, flu-like illness(56%) was most prominent features.
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