Short report: Leptospirosis as a cause of fever in urban Bangladesh

Emily A. Kendall, Regina C. LaRocque, Duy M. Bui, Renee Galloway, Mary D. Ari, Doli Goswami, Robert F. Breiman, Stephen Luby, W. Abdullah Brooks

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We tested paired sera from 584 febrile persons in an low-income urban community in Bangladesh for evidence of Leptospira infection. A total of 8.4% of the persons met criteria for definite or probable infection. Persons with leptospirosis were older than those with undifferentiated fever in this population. The dominant infecting serogroups in Bangladesh differed from serogroups commonly reported in nearby regions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1127-1130
Number of pages4
JournalAmerican Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 2010
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Parasitology
  • Virology
  • Infectious Diseases


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