Leptospirosis results from infection of the zoonoses Leptospira sp. The condition can have multi-organ manifestations. Commonly affected organs include:


Typically occurs as a biphasic illness:

  • acute phase: last 4-9 days
  • asymptomatic period: 1-3 days
  • late phase: 1-3 days

History and etymology

It was first described by Adolf Wiel, a German physician (1848-1916) 3.

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rID: 11077
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Weil disease
  • Weil's disease

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