Leptospirosis after a stay in Madagascar

Publié le 1 Mars 2015
Mis à jour le 5 juillet 2019

We report a case of polymerase chain reaction (PCR)-confirmed leptospirosis in a patient who recently traveled to Madagascar, a country where only two cases have been reported since 1955. Although laboratory and clinical presentations were atypical and despite leptospirosis not being a documented disease in Madagascar, blood and urine tests for leptospirosis enabled retrospective confirmation of the diagnosis. (R.A.)

Auteur : Pages F, Kuli B, Moiton MP, Goarant C, Jaffar Bandjee MC
Journal of Travel Medicine, 2015, vol. 22, n°. 2