Severe Acute Pancreatitis Associated with Weil's Disease

Meriem Guechi, Wahiba Guenifi, Abdelkader Gasmi, Amel Ouyahia, Mounira Rais, Houda Boukhrissa, Salah Mechakra, Habiba Hemamid, Abdelmalek Hakimi, Abdelmadjid Lacheheb


Leptospirosis is an emerging zoonosis of worldwide importance. Its distribution is closely linked to hydrometric conditions. It is characterized by a wide clinical range, from the subclinical form, or one with few symptoms; which resolves spontaneously, to the multi-visceral form, known as icterro-hemorrhagic disease or Weil's disease, with a lethal risk. All organs can be affected but with variable frequency. Pancreatic involvement is not well documented. We describe a 45-year-old man with Weil's disease associated with acute necrotizing pancreatitis. The evolution was favorable but required a three-week stay in the intensive care unit.


Leptospirosis, Weil’s disease, Acute pancreatitis

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