PERK LEE DAVIS, M.D., F.A.C.P.; MARGARET SHUMWAY DAVIS, M.D.
Because the term Weil's disease is usually associated with a severe infection with jaundice and bleeding, it is possible that the correct diagnosis of cases without these features is seldom made. According to several opinions jaundice is said to be present in about 50 per cent of cases, but it is probable that if all mild cases were recognized the proportion would be much lower. Jaundice and bleeding are characteristic of the severe infections. Since a clinical diagnosis can not be made in the mild form, it is necessary to apply various biologic tests. It is important, of course, that
DAVIS PL, DAVIS MS. NON-ICTERIC LEPTOSPIROSIS ICTEROHEMORRHAGIA (WEIL'S DISEASE) CONTRACTED WHILE BATHING1. Ann Intern Med. 1942;16:569–570. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-16-3-569
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