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Acute Renal Failure in Leptospirosis-A 12-Year Survey

  • J. Drinovec
  • A. Kandus
  • A. F. Bren
  • M. Šinigoj
  • I. Eržen
  • A. Ličina
  • R. Kveder
  • R. Ponokvar
  • M. Močivnik
  • M. Benedik
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 212)

Abstract

From the beginning of 1974 to the end of 1985 141 persons in Slovenia (population 1,9 million) contracted leptospirosis. 49 patients were 50 years old or more. All the patients have survived.8 male patients aged from 18 to 44 had more severe acute renal failure (ARF), 5 of whom were treated with hemo-dialysis. The authors found that this 100% survival rate did not agree with the findings of many other researches which quote a relatively high mortality rate among older patients. In all 8 patients kidney function was good 1 year or more after ARF. The authors consider that the survival of patients with ARF depends on early and appropriate supportive treatment, which also includes intensive hemodialysis.

Keywords

Acute Renal Failure Interstitial Nephritis Acute Interstitial Nephritis Urine Finding Transitory Sign 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1987

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Drinovec
    • 1
    • 2
  • A. Kandus
    • 1
    • 2
  • A. F. Bren
    • 1
    • 2
  • M. Šinigoj
    • 1
    • 2
  • I. Eržen
    • 1
    • 2
  • A. Ličina
    • 1
    • 2
  • R. Kveder
    • 1
    • 2
  • R. Ponokvar
    • 1
    • 2
  • M. Močivnik
    • 1
    • 2
  • M. Benedik
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Nephrology, Medical CentreLjubljana General HospitalLjublanaYugoslavia
  2. 2.Šempeter pri Novi GoriciInstitute for Public Health and Social WelfareLjublanaYugoslavia

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