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Leptospira

 [lep″to-spi´rah]
a genus of aerobic, finely coiled spirochete bacteria with hooked ends. L. inter´rogans is the causative agent of leptospirosis.
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Leptospira

(lep'tō-spī'ră),
A genus of motile aerobic bacteria (order Spirochaetales) containing thin, tightly coiled organisms 6-20 mcm in length. They possess an axial filament, and one or both ends may be bent into a semicircular hook. They stain with difficulty except with Giemsa stain or silver impregnation. Associated with icterohemorrhagic fever. They include seven pathogens and three nonpathogenic species; the type species is Leptospira interrogans.
[lepto- + G. speira, a coil]
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Lep·to·spi·ra

(lep'tō-spī'ră)
A genus of aerobic bacteria containing thin, tightly coiled organisms 6-20 mcm in length. Associated with icterohemorrhagic fever.
[lepto- + G. speira, a coil]
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Leptospira

A genus of spiral micro-organisms of the order Spirochaetales. See also LEPTOSPIROSIS.
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No leptospiral DNA was found in the patient's cerebrospinal fluid; no Leptospira spp.
The clinical presentation of Leptospira infection varies from asymptomatic to the severe and fatal form as seen in this case.
This disease is caused by bacteria of the genus Leptospira, the presence of Leptospira icterohaemorrhagiae (1) was demonstrated, Is considered to be an emerging disease (2), its clinical symptoms, laboratory tests and the environmental conditions in which it lived and worked make up a triangle confirming the diagnosis of Weil's Disease or Leptospirosis.
The doctor does this by identifying Leptospira in cultures of blood, urine or cerebrospinal fluid samples or, more commonly, by detecting antibodies against the bacteria in the blood.
The logistic regression showed a statistically higher number of cases of seropositive dogs for Leptospira spp.
(17) A lack of knowledge in naturally circulating Leptospira compounds the difficulty in linking human host to disease in the rodents.
borgpetersenii genomes are relatively smaller when compared to those of other Leptospira species.
Rapid identification and characterization of isolated Leptospira can contribute to the surveillance of local serovars, tracking for a novel pattern of disease presentation and development of intervention measures [5].
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