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Author: Siang Ching Raymond Chieng[a][i]ORCID iD.svg  , et al.

"Leptospirosis", WikiJournal Preprints, Wikidata Q100400590

Plagiarism check[edit source]

Artículo bueno.svg Pass.. By Earwig's Copyvio Detector, the relevant matches came from sites that presumably have copied their texts from the corresponding Wikipedia page (Wikipedia:Leptospirosis). This page is appropriately attributed in the author field of this submission. Mikael Häggström (discusscontribs) 12:28, 31 July 2019 (UTC)

Updating the pre-print to reflect the GA status of tha article[edit source]

The original wikipage of the article has been reviwed by Ajpolino on 19 August 2019 and is now passed as Good Article. Would appreciate that if anyone is able to update is pre-print to reflect the better version of wikipedia article? Thanks. Cerevisae (discusscontribs) 13:06, 20 August 2019 (UTC)

External comment[edit source]

I have noticed that the Wikipedia article, hence the manuscript, contains a number typographical mistakes and outdated information. I would suggest the author(s) to look into these issues (the Wikipedia article has been edited for example):

  • So many stray capitalisation, particularly scientific terminologies.
  • Redundant citation of the same reference in flowing sentences; e.g. Ref 1 is four times in a row in the abstract, where the last one is enough.
  • Leptospira is now a lot more that "22 species", see Vincent at al., 2019 (DOI 10.1371/journal.pntd.0007270).
  • Genetics may also be updated such as with Nieves at al., 2019 (DOI 10.1128/MRA.00893-19).
  • Cellular invasion is also a bit outdated, at least consider cell adhesion mechanism like Devaux at al., 2019 (DOI 10.3389/fmicb.2019.02598)

Kholhring Lalchhandama (discusscontribs) 14:24, 13 January 2020 (UTC)


  • Stray capitalisation issues addressed.
  • Redundant citations removed.
  • Added Caimi review 2020 which stated that Leptospira bacteria has 66 species.
  • Added Caimi review 2020 and several new methods of analysis are presented under "Diagnosis"-"Others" section.
  • Added the Devaux et al cellular invasion mechanism.

Thank your for your valuable comment. Any other comments are welcomed.Cerevisae (discusscontribs) 23:53, 27 March 2020 (UTC)

Peer review 1[edit source]

Review by anonymous peer reviewer , MS (Ophthal), FICO, FAEH, MRes

These assessment comments were submitted on , and refer to this previous version of the article

Well written and referenced, however a separate section on eye manifestations could be included. The authors could use peer reviewed journals to include the same as extensive studies have already been done on Leptospiral uveitis.


Included the journal (Verma A, Stevenson B (7 September 2012). "Leptospiral Uveitis – There Is More to It Than Meets the Eye!". Zoonoses and Public Health 59 (s2): 132–141. doi:10.1111/j.1863-2378.2011.01445.x. PMID 22958257. ) under "Prognosis" - "eye complications" section and a sentence in the "Other animals" section that horses are more prone to develop eye uveitis. Cerevisae (discusscontribs) 21:21, 7 August 2020 (UTC)

Peer review 2[edit source]

Review by Sivakumar Rathinam Wikidata-logo.svg , DO, DNB, PhD

These assessment comments were submitted on , and refer to this previous version of the article

I have gone through the article completely, well written. I have corrected the section, “Eye complications”:

“Eye problems can occur in 10% of those who recovered from leptospirosis[1] in the range from two weeks to a few years post-infection. Most commonly, eye complications can occur at six months after the infection. This is due to the immune privilege of the eye which protects it from immunological damage during the initial phase of leptospiral infection. These complications can range from mild anterior uveitis to severe panuveitis (which involves all three vascular layers of the eye). The uveitis is more commonly happen in young to a middle-aged man and those working in agricultural farming. In up to 80% of those infected, Leptospira DNA can be found in the aqueous humour of the eye.] Eye problems usually have a good prognosis following treatment or they are self-limiting.[1] In anterior uveitis, only topical steroids and mydriatics (an agent that causes dilation of the pupil) are needed while in panuveitis, it requires periocular corticosteroids.[33]. Leptospiral uveitis is characterized by hypopyon, rapidly maturing cataract, free floating vitreous membranes, disc hyperemia and retinal vasculitis.[34] [35]

34th &35 th references I want to add. They are given below. I do not know how to add. It is more recent references than 33 and both are original works

  • Sivakumar R Rathinam., Vijayakumar, B, Gowri Priya, C, Visalakshi, J. Leptospiral Uveitis: usefulness of clinical signs as diagnostic predictors. Ocul Immunol Inflamm. 2018;26:569-576.
  • Rathinam SR, Shanthi R. Rapid maturation of unilateral cataract in leptospirosis. Indian J Ophthalmol. 2020 Sep;68(9):1977-1979. PMID: 32823447

Otherwise it is well written.


Thank you for your valuable inputs! I have included the above two journals in the "eye complications" paragraph. Wikipedia prioritises secondary sources but primary sources are acceptable.Cerevisae (discusscontribs) 12:03, 3 December 2020 (UTC)