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Leptospirosis as Cause of Febrile Icteric Illness, Burkina Faso

Authors
  • Zida, Sylvie
  • Kania, Dramane
  • Sotto, Albert
  • Brun, Michel
  • Picardeau, Mathieu
  • Castéra, Joany
  • Bolloré, Karine
  • Kagoné, Thérèse
  • Traoré, Jacques
  • Ouoba, Aline
  • Dujols, Pierre
  • Van De Perre, Philippe
  • Meda, Nicolas
  • Tuaillon, Edouard
Publication Date
Aug 24, 2018
Source
HAL
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English
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Abstract

Patients in Burkina Faso who sought medical attention for febrile jaundice were tested for leptospirosis. We confirmed leptospirosis in 27 (3.46%) of 781 patients: 23 (2.94%) tested positive using serologic assays and 4 (0.51%) using LipL32 PCR. We further presumed leptospirosis in 16 (2.82%) IgM-positive specimens.

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