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Year : 2022  |  Volume : 11  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 205-207

Tubercular meningitis complicated by weil's Syndrome – Management of tuberculosis in a patient with concurrent hepatic and renal dysfunction

Department of General Medicine, Dr. D. Y. Patil Medical College, Hospital and Research Centre, Pune, Maharashtra, India

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Pradnya Mukund Diggikar
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DOI: 10.4103/ijmy.ijmy_56_22

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Weil's syndrome, a severe form of the disease, may present with symptoms such as jaundice, renal dysfunction, and hemorrhagic diathesis and it can progress to multi-organ failure leading to death. In patients with coinfection of tuberculosis with leptospirosis, there may be severe hepatic and renal dysfunction rendering the standard antitubercular therapy (ATT) regimen useless, thus requiring alternate drug selection and dose modification of antitubercular drugs. We present a case of a 57-year-old female who presented with high-grade fever and yellowish discoloration of the eyes. She was diagnosed with Weil's disease and started on treatment. She later developed altered sensorium and lumbar puncture was suggestive of tubercular meningitis. Due to her deranged renal and hepatic function tests, she was started on a modified regimen of ATT with intermittent dialysis. The patient responded to treatment and was shifted to the standard Isoniazid, Rifampicin, Pyrazinamide, Ethambutol (HRZE) regimen once renal and hepatic functions returned to normal.

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