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Title in Portuguese: Atrial flutter complicating severe leptospirosis : a case report
Author: Silva, Francisco Theogenes Macêdo
Silva Junior, Geraldo Bezerra da
Benevides, André Nunes
Daher, Elizabeth de Francesco
Keywords: Leptospirose
Flutter Atrial
Issue Date: Mar-2013
Publisher: Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical
Citation: SILVA, F. T. M. et al. Atrial flutter complicating severe leptospirosis : a case report. Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical, Uberaba, MG, v. 46, n. 2, p. 246-248, mar./abr. 2013.
Abstract: Cardiac disturbances are relatively common and electrocardiographic abnormalities may be found in more than 70% of patients with leptospirosis. We report the case of a 68 year-old male with severe leptospirosis who developed atrial flutter. Effective treatment was done with amiodarone. The patient became clinical stable, with complete recovery. Rigorous clinical observation and continuous electrocardiogram (ECG) monitoring may facilitate the identification of rhythm disorders, and thus prevent a probable fatal outcome, in severe cases of leptospirosis.
metadata.dc.type: Artigo de Periódico
ISSN: 0037-8682
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