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Pathology and pathogenesis of human leptospirosis: a commented review

Overview of attention for article published in Revista do Instituto de Medicina Tropical de Sao Paulo, May 2018
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Title
Pathology and pathogenesis of human leptospirosis: a commented review
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Revista do Instituto de Medicina Tropical de Sao Paulo, May 2018
DOI 10.1590/s1678-9946201860023
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Thales De Brito, Ana Maria Gonçalves da Silva, Patrícia Antonia Estima Abreu

Abstract

Leptospirosis is an acute bacterial septicemic febrile disease caused by pathogenic leptospires, which affect humans and animals in all parts of the world. Transmission can occur by direct contact with infected animals or, more commonly, through indirect contact with water or soil contaminated with urine from infected animals. Leptospires enter the body by penetrating mucous membranes or skin abrasions and disseminate through the hematogenic route. In humans, leptospirosis may cause a wide spectrum of symptoms. Most cases have a biphasic clinical presentation, which begins with the septicemic phase followed by immune manifestations. The severe forms of the disease may be life threatening with multisystem damage including renal failure, hepatic dysfunction, vascular damage, pulmonary hemorrhage and muscle lesions. In this review, we present and discuss the pathogenesis of the human disease and the mechanisms of cell membrane injuries, which occur mainly due to the presence of leptospires and/or their antigen/s in the host tissues.

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Unknown 185 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 55 30%
Student > Master 17 9%
Student > Doctoral Student 16 9%
Other 11 6%
Researcher 11 6%
Other 31 17%
Unknown 44 24%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 59 32%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 25 14%
Veterinary Science and Veterinary Medicine 20 11%
Immunology and Microbiology 6 3%
Chemistry 4 2%
Other 16 9%
Unknown 55 30%

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