Turkish Journal of Nephrology
Case Report

A Rare Cause of Hyponatremia and Acute Kidney Injury: Leptospirosis

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Mersin University Faculty of Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Nephrology, Mersin, Turkey

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Batman State Hospital, Department of Nephrology, Batman, Turkey

Turkish J Nephrol 2018; 27: 218-220
DOI: 10.5262/tndt.2018.2823
Read: 1045 Downloads: 539 Published: 31 January 2019

Leptospirosis is a zoonotic infection, caused by Leptospira interrogans. Clinical presentation may vary from asymptomatic infection to Weil disease characterized by multiple organ failure. We described a 22-year-old case who had renal, hepatic and pulmonary involvement with leptospirosis. He presented with hyponatremia and recovered by the treatment with penicillin G. We emphasized that early diagnosis and management will be life saving.

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