Disease Information for Leptospirosis/severe (Weils) type: Definition

  • Leptospirosis is a worldwide infectious disease affecting both animals and humans; Weil's disease is the worst variant with hematuria, hemorrhagic rash, jaundice, renal failure and confusion with a dramatic relapsing prolonged course, this can be lethal; Leptospira pomona is well known as a pathogen of a mild form of leptospirosis (maladie des jeune porchers).

    Weil Syndrome; Fiedler Disease; Icteric Leptospirosis;

    Icterohemorrhagic Leptospirosis; Infectious Jaundice;

    Lancereaux-Mathieu-Weil Spirochetosis; Leptospiral Jaundice; Spirochetal Jaundice; Weil Disease;

    Weil syndrome, a rare infectious disorder, is a severe form of the bacterial infection caused by Leptospira bacteria known as leptospirosis; Weil syndrome is characterized by dysfunction of the kidneys and liver, abnormal enlargement of the liver (hepatomegaly), persistent yellowing of the skin, mucous membranes, and whites of the eyes (jaundice), and/or alterations in consciousness; In most cases, Weil syndrome occurs among individuals who are exposed to affected animals

    [NORD 2005]