Year: 2016 | Month: March | Volume: 3 | Issue: 3 | Pages: 96-98
Pancytopenia a Rare Presentation of Weil’s Disease- Case Report
Tahir Saleem Bhat1*, S Asif Rafiq Shah2*, Mir Nadeem2*, Sobia Fatima Tak2**
*Department of General Medicine, GMC, Srinagar, J&K, India.
**Department of Opthalmology, GMC, Srinagar, J&K, India.
Corresponding Author: Tahir Saleem Bhat
Leptospirosis, a zoonotic disease, may have protean manifestations apart from the classical presentation of renal failure and jaundice. In this report, we present a case of fever with pancytopenia as the presenting manifestation of leptospirosis, which reversed completely with one week of intravenous cephalosporin. Although thrombocytopenia has been extensively reported, along with renal and hepatic involvement, pancytopenia secondary to leptospirosis has been scarcely mentioned in literature. In conclusion, this case report suggests that Leptospira infection should be included in the differential diagnosis of febrile pancytopenia.
Key words: Weil’s disease, Pancytopenia.