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By Charles Stratton MD, Michael Laposata MD PhD

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A lumbar puncture was done and revealed unremarkable cerebrospinal fluid. This episode was thought to represent aseptic meningitis, which is a known complication during the second (immunogenic) stage of leptospirosis [149]. The patient recovered from this episode and was discharged. Serologic testing for the microscopic agglutination titers for leptospirosis is summarized. The patient’s serum microscopic agglutination titers on admission were 1:12 and on day 18 were 1:500. Explanation and Consequences Leptospirosis is a zoonotic disease caused by the spirochetes of the genus Leptospira and is considered to be one of the most common zoonoses in the world [147–150].

Stercoralis larvae were subsequently noted in the stool and urine. Despite the addition of thiabendazole to this patient’s therapy, the patient continued to deteriorate further over the following week and finally died. Explanation and Consequences Failure to consider an uncommon parasitic infection such as disseminated strongyloidosis that may present with concomitant gramnegative meningitis might seem to be a rare event. However, the failure to consider such disseminated strongyloidosis infections is not 24 1.

Pneumophila (Legionella pneumophila IFA, Meridian Bioscience, Cincinnati, Ohio) was done and the urinary antigen for L. pneumophila was repeated; both were negative.  bozemanii grew from cultures of the lung biopsy and the Dieterle stain demonstrated intra- and extracellular rods. Clarithromycin therapy was restarted, but the patient died 2 days later. Explanation and Consequences Legionella species are important causes of pneumonia in humans; however, the diagnosis of Legionella infection is limited by the nonspecific nature of clinical features and the shortcomings of diagnostic tests [181].

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