About fiedler disease

What is fiedler disease?

General Discussion

Weil syndrome, a rare infectious disorder, is a severe form of the bacterial infection caused by Leptospira bacteria known as leptospirosis. Weil syndrome is characterized by dysfunction of the kidneys and liver, abnormal enlargement of the liver (hepatomegaly), persistent yellowing of the skin, mucous membranes, and whites of the eyes (jaundice), and/or alterations in consciousness. In most cases, Weil syndrome occurs among individuals who are exposed to affected animals.

What are the symptoms for fiedler disease?

Symptoms of Weil syndrome usually start abruptly, with Headache, disturbances in consciousness, pain in muscles and abdomen, a stiff neck, lack of appetite (anorexia), chills, Nausea, Vomiting, and Fever. Prostration, coughing, expectoration of blood-stained sputum (hemoptysis), and nosebleed (epistaxis) may also occur. Yellowing of the skin (jaundice), bleeding in muscles, gastrointestinal tract, and visceral organs may be widespread. Small purplish-red spots (petechiae) may appear, caused by hemorrhages in the skin. Enlarged lymph nodes, and continued Fever may occur for several days. Respiratory distress syndrome which includes great Difficulty breathing and dangerously low levels of oxygen in the blood (hypoxemia) may sometimes develop in Weil syndrome.

Signs of liver and kidney dysfunction usually appear from the 3rd to the 6th day. Kidney abnormalities may include the appearance of protein (proteinuria), pus (pyuria), or blood in the urine (hematuria), and an excess of urea in the blood (azotemia). The kidney is often enlarged, and its capsule is tense. Bleeding in many places throughout the body may occur due to injury of tiny blood vessels (capillaries). A low number of blood platelets (thrombocytopenia) may also occur. Damage to the liver is usually minimal and complete healing almost always occurs. Fever usually abates on the 7th day, but it may be recurrent for weeks. After age 50 the prognosis for Weil syndrome is less optimistic than for younger people.

What are the causes for fiedler disease?

Weil syndrome is caused by an infection from the bacteria Leptospira icterohemorrhagiae or other related types of this bacteria (such as L canicola, or L pomona). The infection is usually transferred to humans through urine or tissue of an infected domestic or wild animal. The infection enters through a skin abrasion or the mucous membranes.

What are the treatments for fiedler disease?


If begun in the first three or four days after the onset of symptoms, the intravenous administration of antibiotics may be effective. Peritoneal dialysis in combination with antibiotics has been used successfully in some patients.

What are the risk factors for fiedler disease?

Fiedler disease is a rare genetic disorder that causes the immune system to attack healthy skin cells. The disease is most common in people of European descent, but it can be found in people of all races and ethnicities.

The risk factors for Fiedler disease are not well understood, but researchers believe that there may be some things that make you more likely to develop the disease. These include:

  • Age: Children younger than 8 years old have an increased risk of developing Fiedler disease compared with older children and adults.
  • Sex: Women are more likely than men to develop Fiedler disease. This may be because women have a longer life expectancy than men, and so they have more time to develop the condition as they age.
  • Ethnicity: People who are white or Asian are more likely than people who are or Hispanic to develop Fiedler disease. The majority of people with Fiedler disease are white, although there have been cases reported among African Americans and Asians as well.
  • Family history: If you have a parent or sibling with Fiedler disease, your risk of developing the condition is higher than if you don't have a family history of it.
Pain in your chest or back,Feeling dizzy or lightheaded,Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing (especially when exercising),Shortness of breath,Fever, chills, and sweating,Chest pain or pressure,Heart palpitations (a rapid or irregular heartbeat)
Abnormally shaped red blood cells (spherocytes),Kidney problems (proteinuria and nephrotic syndrome),Heart abnormalities (valve thickening and inflammation),Liver failure,Kidney failure,Hepatitis (inflammation of the liver)

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