Diagnostic Problems in Leptospirosis Patients : A Case Report


  • Megawati
  • Musofa Rusli




Leptospira, Leptospirosis, Microscopic Agglutination Test


Leptospirosis is a zoonosis infection found in almost every part of the world but is mostly endemic in
tropical and subtropical countries. In 2013 there were 640 new cases reported with 60 death cases (CFR
9.37%). An increase in new cases had caused an outbreak in Sampang, Madura due to a flood following
a high rainfall. A male patient aged 45 years old with Leptospirosis. The diagnosis was made based
on the epidemiology, clinical manifestations, and Microscopic Agglutination Test (MAT) examination
data. In the early treatment, the examination of IgM and IgG Leptospira showed negative results a
confirmation with MAT examination was done subsequently. Diagnosis using MAT also provides
information about an outbreak in a region. Upon receiving antibiotic and symptomatic treatments and
clinical recovery, the patient’s condition continued to improve.

Author Biographies

  • Megawati

    Resident,  Medicine Airlangga University, Surabaya Indonesia

  • Musofa Rusli

    Doctor at Division of Tropical and Infection, Department of Internal Medicine, Dr.Soetomo Hospital –
    Faculty of Medicine Airlangga University, Surabaya Indonesia




How to Cite

Diagnostic Problems in Leptospirosis Patients : A Case Report . (2022). Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, 16(2), 254-258. https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v16i2.17969