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A case series of bleeding due to Leech infestation from the Gimbie region, Ethiopia.
Trop Doct. 2008 Jan; 38(1):58-9.TD

Abstract

We present a case series of patients who presented to Gimbie Adventist Hospital (GAH), Western Wollege, Ethiopia. GAH is located in the town of Gimbie in the Western Wollega province of Ethiopia, about 450 km west of Addis Ababa. Gimbie zone is 9 degrees north of the equator at 2000 m. There are 'area' wells, which supply only a minority of the population. The patients presented with bleeding of unknown aetiology and supportive care was the initial management. Leech infestation was found to be the cause of the bleeding. In Western Ethiopia in a patient presenting with bleeding of unknown aetiology, leech infestation is an important differential diagnosis.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Maternity Worldwide, New England House, Brighton, UK. shanepduffy@maternityworldwide.org

Pub Type(s)

Case Reports
Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

18302875

Citation

Duffy, Shane. "A Case Series of Bleeding Due to Leech Infestation From the Gimbie Region, Ethiopia." Tropical Doctor, vol. 38, no. 1, 2008, pp. 58-9.
Duffy S. A case series of bleeding due to Leech infestation from the Gimbie region, Ethiopia. Trop Doct. 2008;38(1):58-9.
Duffy, S. (2008). A case series of bleeding due to Leech infestation from the Gimbie region, Ethiopia. Tropical Doctor, 38(1), 58-9. https://doi.org/10.1258/td.2007.060162
Duffy S. A Case Series of Bleeding Due to Leech Infestation From the Gimbie Region, Ethiopia. Trop Doct. 2008;38(1):58-9. PubMed PMID: 18302875.
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