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Infectious Diseases in Clinical Practice:
doi: 10.1097/IPC.0b013e31828d7008
Case Reports

Successful Treatment With Continuous Veno-Venous Hemofiltration (CVVH) of Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS) Caused by Jarisch-Herxheimer Reaction in a Patient With Severe Leptospirosis

Chowdhury, Farhana A. MD; Khillan, Rajnish MD; Htun, Wah Wah MD; Carey, Jeanne MD; Amdo, Tshering MD

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Abstract

We report a case of severe leptospirosis acquired in an urban setting at a Halal poultry farm. After the initiation of antibiotic treatment, the patient developed a Jarisch-Herxheimer reaction and subsequent acute respiratory distress syndrome. He improved dramatically after receiving continuous veno-venous hemofiltration.

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