Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Leptospirosis and Weil's disease mnemonic

Mnemonic for leptospirosis
"LEPTOSPIRO "
Lymphadenopathy
Encephalitis (And meningitis)
Pain in abdomen
Transmitted through animal urine
Occipital headache
Suffusion (conjunctival)
Pericorneal reddening, Photophobia
Iridocyclitis
Retro orbital pain, Rash
O looks like a heart for bradycardia



Weil's disease mnemonic
"WEILS"
Wet due to hemorrhage
E is to remind me of epistaxis and other hemorrhagic manifestations like petechiae, hemoptysis, etc.
I for icterus
L for Liver and renaL damage
S is for reminding us that it is a Severe form of leptospirosis

MCQ: Radiographic finding in severe leptospirosis - patchy alveolar pattern due to hemorrhage. 

That's all!
Just keep studying.
-IkaN

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