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Case Reports in Medicine
Volume 2011 (2011), Article ID 504308, 3 pages
Case Report

Recovery from Intracranial Hemorrhage Due to Leptospirosis

1Infectious Diseases Department, Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences, Sari, Iran
2Health Research Center, Baqyiatallah University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

Received 1 June 2011; Revised 24 June 2011; Accepted 10 August 2011

Academic Editor: Gerald S. Supinski

Copyright © 2011 Farhang Babamahmoodi and Abdolreza Babamhmoodi. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Intracranial hemorrhage is a rare and fatal presentation of leptospirosis. In this paper we present the case of a 51-year-old male farmer who lives in northern Iran. He came to our hospital with a severe headache. A paraclinical evaluation showed clear signs of thrombocytopenia, and a brain MRI revealed left temporoparietal hemorrhage. Our preliminary diagnosis was Leptospirosis, and after 26 days of hospital care the patient was discharged in good condition. This paper will educationally help physicians in better diagnosis and treatment of leptospirosis.