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Revista Cubana de Medicina General Integral

Print version ISSN 0864-2125On-line version ISSN 1561-3038


RODRIGUEZ ALONSO, Beatriz; GOMEZ DE HAZ, Héctor José; PEREZ MAZA, Benito  and  CRUZ DE LA PAZ, Raúl. Algunos aspectos clinicoepidemiológicos en fallecidos por leptospirosis humana en Ciudad de La Habana. Rev Cubana Med Gen Integr [online]. 2001, vol.17, n.1, pp.21-26. ISSN 0864-2125.

A descriptive restrospective study was conducted in 9 clinical and surgical hospitals of Havana City. The medical histories of the dead due to human leptospirosis from 1992 to 1997 were reviewed. The studied variables were: age, sex, source of infection, type of contact, season of the year, the most frequent symptoms and signs and associated diseases. The predominance of male dead individuals over 50 was among the main results. The main source of infection was pig breeding. All those who died had fever and myalgias in the lower limbs


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