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Disease definition

Leptospirosis is an anthropozoonosis caused by spiral-shaped bacteria belonging to the genus Leptospira. Leptospirosis is a widespread zoonosis with a worldwide distribution and has emerged as a major public health problem in developing countries in South-East Asia and South America.


  • Synonym(s): -
  • Prevalence: 1-9 / 1 000 000
  • Inheritance: Not applicable 
  • Age of onset: All ages
  • ICD-10: A27.0  A27.8  A27.9
  • OMIM: -
  • UMLS: C0023364
  • MeSH: D007922
  • GARD: 7881
  • MedDRA: 10024238

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