Leptospirosis in a French Traveler Returning From Mauritius


Prof. Fabrice Simon, MD, PhD, Department of Infectious Diseases and Tropical Medicine, Laveran Military Teaching Hospital, Bd Alphonse Laveran, BP 60149, F-13384 Marseille Cedex 13, France. E-mail: simon-f@wanadoo.fr


We report the first case of leptospirosis in a patient with a travel history to Mauritius, where the disease has very occasionally been reported in local populations. Following an initial dengue-like presentation, the patient suffered pancreatic involvement and trigeminal neuralgia, which are two unusual delayed features of leptospirosis.