Weil's disease


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Weil's disease

(vīlz, wīlz) also

Weil disease

(vīl, wīl)
n.
A severe form of leptospirosis in humans that is characterized by jaundice, fever, muscle pain, kidney failure, and a tendency to hemorrhage.
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Weil's disease

See LEPTOSPIROSIS.
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It is still not known how John caught Weil's Disease.
Yoshida, "Destruction of the hepatocyte junction by intercellular invasion of Leptospira causes jaundice in a hamster model of Weil's disease," International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Pathology, vol.
Schneider, "Weil's disease in a rat owner," The Lancet Infectious Diseases, vol.
Among hospitalized patients, two patients manifested jaundice and acute renal failure requiring hemodialysis (Weil's disease), and two underwent exploratory laparotomies for acute abdomens.
The rat did not touch him but Weil's disease, also known as leptospirosis, can be caught by touching something contaminated with the bacteria-infected urine.
The etiology, mode of infection, and specific therapy of Weil's disease (spirochaetosis icterohaemorrhagica).
The most distinctive form of severe illness that may develop after the acute phase of illness is Weil's disease, characterized by impaired hepatic and renal function.
Olympic rowing champion Andy Holmes, who twice partnered Sir Steve Redgrave to gold medal glory, died suddenly in 2010 from suspected Weil's disease.
All the rowers Redgrave won Olympic medals with were on the stage apart from Andy Holmes, his team-mate in 1984 and 1998, who died from Weil's Disease last year, and the 50-year-old paid tribute to his friend, saying: "It would have been great to see him here tonight."
However, Walliams has denied being tested for Weil's disease, which is caused by contaminated water.
Andy Holmes, one of rowing's greatest oarsmen, died last week after contracting the rare Weil's Disease.
The pathologic anatomy and pathogenesis of fatal human leptospirosis (Weil's disease).