Pulmonary complications of leptospirosis

Clin Chest Med. 2002 Jun;23(2):469-78. doi: 10.1016/s0272-5231(01)00010-7.


Leptospirosis is a worldwide disease. In this time of globalization knowledge about leptospirosis is important. Although pulmonary involvement has an incidence varying from 20% to 70% and its exteriorization may vary from mild to severe, The severe form appears to be becoming more prevalent (at least in Brazil) and may be associated with higher mortality.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Humans
  • Leptospirosis* / diagnosis
  • Leptospirosis* / epidemiology
  • Leptospirosis* / microbiology
  • Leptospirosis* / therapy
  • Pneumonia, Bacterial* / diagnosis
  • Pneumonia, Bacterial* / epidemiology
  • Pneumonia, Bacterial* / microbiology
  • Pneumonia, Bacterial* / therapy