2018, Cilt 27, Sayı 2, Sayfa(lar) 218-220
A Rare Cause of Hyponatremia and Acute Kidney Injury: Leptospirosis
DOI 10.5262/tndt.2018.2823
Mürşide Esra DÖLARSLAN1, Simge BARDAK2, Kenan TURGUTALP1, Serap DEMIR1, Ahmet Alper KIYKIM1
1Mersin University Faculty of Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Nephrology, Mersin, Turkey
2Batman State Hospital, Department of Nephrology, Batman, Turkey
Keywords: Acute kidney injury, Hyponatremia, Leptospirosis

Leptospirosis is a zoonotic infection, caused by Leptospira interrogans. Clinical presentation may vary from asymptomatic infection to Weil disease characterized by multiple organ failure. We described a 22-year-old case who had renal, hepatic and pulmonary involvement with leptospirosis. He presented with hyponatremia and recovered by the treatment with penicillin G. We emphasized that early diagnosis and management will be life saving.

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