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Human Icteric leptospirosis: A case report in El Jadida, Morocco

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Author(s): M.HARAJI | N.COHEN | H.KARIB | A.FASSOUANE | R.BELAHSEN

Journal: Technologies de Laboratoire
ISSN 1114-9981

Volume: 6;
Issue: 23;
Start page: 36;
Date: 2011;
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Keywords: El Jadida | Human Leptospirosis | Morocco | Serogroups | Zoonosis

ABSTRACT
Leptospirosis has been scarcely described in Morocco and is probably underestimated in the current local medical practices. In October 2010, one patient, 22 years old, was admitted to Mohamed V hospital in El Jadida presenting clinical symptoms assimilable with leptospirosis and hospitalized for biological investigation of leptospirosis markers by serology techniques (Elisa-IgM test and the micro-agglutination reference test) and receiving adequate care and treatment. Seven serogroups of Leptospira have been identified: L. bataviae, L.canicola, L. cynopteri, L. hebdomadis, L.icterohaemorrhagiae, L. patoc (non pathogenic), L. pyrogenes, illustrating a probable wide range of animal reservoir hosts, with predominance of L. icterohaemorrhagiae and L. patoc.
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