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It is possible that the main title of the report Weil Syndrome is not the name you expected. Please check the synonyms listing to find the alternate name(s) and disorder subdivision(s) covered by this report.
- Fiedler Disease
- Icterohemorrhagic Leptospirosis
- Infectious Jaundice
- Lancereaux-Mathieu-Weil Spirochetosis
- Leptospiral Jaundice
- Spirochetal Jaundice
- Weil Disease
- Icteric Leptospirosis
Weil syndrome, a rare infectious disorder, is a severe form of the bacterial infection caused by Leptospira bacteria known as leptospirosis. Weil syndrome is characterized by dysfunction of the kidneys and liver, abnormal enlargement of the liver (hepatomegaly), persistent yellowing of the skin, mucous membranes, and whites of the eyes (jaundice), and/or alterations in consciousness. In most cases, Weil syndrome occurs among individuals who are exposed to affected animals.
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