Acute pancreatitis caused by leptospirosis: Report of two cases

KAYA E. , Dervisoglu A., EROĞLU C., POLAT C., SÜNBÜL M., Ozkan K.

WORLD JOURNAL OF GASTROENTEROLOGY, vol.11, no.28, pp.4447-4449, 2005 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 11 Issue: 28
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Doi Number: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i28.4447
  • Page Numbers: pp.4447-4449


Two cases of acute pancreatitis with leptospirosis are reported in this article. Case 1: A 68-year-old woman, presented initially with abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, and jaundice. She was in poor general condition, and had acute abdominal signs and symptoms on physical examination. Emergency laparotomy was performed, acute pancreatitis and leptospirosis were diagnosed on the basis of surgical findings and serological tests. The patient died on postoperative d 6. Case 2: A 62-year-old man, presented with fever, jaundice, nausea, vomiting, and malaise. Acute pancreatitis associated with leptospirosis was diagnosed, according to abdominal CT scanning and serological tests. The patient recovered fully with antibiotic treatment and nutritional support within 19 d. (C) 2005 The WJG Press and Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.