oa South African Medical Journal - Spirochaetal jaundice (Weil's disease) : does it occur in South Africa?
|Article Title||Spirochaetal jaundice (Weil's disease) : does it occur in South Africa?|
|© Publisher:||Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG)|
|Journal||South African Medical Journal|
|Affiliations||1 South African Institute for Medical Research, Johannesburg|
|Publication Date||Sep 1922|
|Keyword(s)||Leptospirae, Rodents, Spirochaetal jaundice and Weil's disease|
No evidence of spirochaetal jaundice was demonstrated in over 200 jaundiced patients investigated. No rats and other rodents examined were found to harbour the causal spirochaete. The leptospirae present in local slimy waters produced no ill-effects in guinea-pigs.
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