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Leech bite: a rare gynecologic emergency.
MedGenMed. 2005 Dec 20; 7(4):73.M

Abstract

Vaginal bleeding as the result of a leech bite is a rare occurrence. We report 2 cases of vaginal bleeding in young girls that resulted from a leech bite and required treatment. Clinical presentation and management for young girls is described. Health professionals working in rural areas where leech infestation is common should be aware that children are at risk for leech bites in the genital region; a high index of suspicion is of great help to make an early diagnosis and ensure prompt treatment.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Bardwan Medical College & Hospital, Bardwan, India. pklekha@radiffmail.comNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Case Reports
Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

16614695

Citation

Saha, P K., et al. "Leech Bite: a Rare Gynecologic Emergency." MedGenMed : Medscape General Medicine, vol. 7, no. 4, 2005, p. 73.
Saha PK, Roy S, Bhattacharya D, et al. Leech bite: a rare gynecologic emergency. MedGenMed. 2005;7(4):73.
Saha, P. K., Roy, S., Bhattacharya, D., Mukherjee, P., Naskar, T., & Bhuiya, A. (2005). Leech bite: a rare gynecologic emergency. MedGenMed : Medscape General Medicine, 7(4), 73.
Saha PK, et al. Leech Bite: a Rare Gynecologic Emergency. MedGenMed. 2005 Dec 20;7(4):73. PubMed PMID: 16614695.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Leech bite: a rare gynecologic emergency. AU - Saha,P K, AU - Roy,S, AU - Bhattacharya,D, AU - Mukherjee,P, AU - Naskar,T, AU - Bhuiya,A, Y1 - 2005/12/20/ PY - 2006/4/15/pubmed PY - 2006/6/21/medline PY - 2006/4/15/entrez SP - 73 EP - 73 JF - MedGenMed : Medscape general medicine JO - MedGenMed VL - 7 IS - 4 N2 - Vaginal bleeding as the result of a leech bite is a rare occurrence. We report 2 cases of vaginal bleeding in young girls that resulted from a leech bite and required treatment. Clinical presentation and management for young girls is described. Health professionals working in rural areas where leech infestation is common should be aware that children are at risk for leech bites in the genital region; a high index of suspicion is of great help to make an early diagnosis and ensure prompt treatment. SN - 1531-0132 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/16614695/Leech_bite:_a_rare_gynecologic_emergency_ L2 - http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/517116 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -