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Leptospirosis Presenting as Diffuse Alveolar Hemorrhage*: Case Report and Literature Review

Andrew M. Luks, MD; Sambasiva Lakshminarayanan, MD; Jan V. Hirschmann, MD
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*From the Department of Medicine (Dr. Luks), University of Washington, Seattle; and Divisions of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine (Dr. Lakshminarayanan) and General Internal Medicine (Dr. Hirschmann), Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Seattle, WA.

Correspondence to: Jan V. Hirschmann, MD, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, 1600 South Columbia Way, Seattle, WA 98108; e-mail: pepsi@u.washington.edu



Chest. 2003;123(2):639-643. doi:10.1378/chest.123.2.639
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The literature on diffuse alveolar hemorrhage heavily emphasizes the causal role of vasculitides. We present a patient with diffuse alveolar hemorrhage caused by leptospirosis. Although the pathology in leptospirosis occurs secondary to a vasculitic process, this disease is not listed as a cause of diffuse alveolar hemorrhage in the review literature. In the right clinical scenario, the disease should be considered in a patient presenting with diffuse alveolar hemorrhage.

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