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Severe anemia due to the pharyngeal leech Limnatis nilotica in a child.
Turkiye Parazitol Derg 2008; 32(3):247-8TP

Abstract

Leech infestation can cause many different clinical symptoms such as epistaxis, haemoptysis, haematemesis, and vaginal bleeding. Therefore leech infestation should be considered as a cause of unexplained severe anemia in rural areas where aquatic leeches are common. In this paper we report a case of pharyngeal leech infestation (Limnatis nilotica) presenting with haemoptysis, and epistaxis which resulted in difficulty in making a diagnosis.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Dr. Behçet Uz Hospital of Educational and Research of Children Diseases and Surgery Clinic of Pediatry, Izmir, Turkey.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Case Reports
Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

18985581

Citation

Ağin, Hasan, et al. "Severe Anemia Due to the Pharyngeal Leech Limnatis Nilotica in a Child." Turkiye Parazitolojii Dergisi, vol. 32, no. 3, 2008, pp. 247-8.
Ağin H, Ayhan FY, Gülfidan G, et al. Severe anemia due to the pharyngeal leech Limnatis nilotica in a child. Turkiye Parazitol Derg. 2008;32(3):247-8.
Ağin, H., Ayhan, F. Y., Gülfidan, G., Cevik, D., & Derebaşi, H. (2008). Severe anemia due to the pharyngeal leech Limnatis nilotica in a child. Turkiye Parazitolojii Dergisi, 32(3), pp. 247-8.
Ağin H, et al. Severe Anemia Due to the Pharyngeal Leech Limnatis Nilotica in a Child. Turkiye Parazitol Derg. 2008;32(3):247-8. PubMed PMID: 18985581.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Severe anemia due to the pharyngeal leech Limnatis nilotica in a child. AU - Ağin,Hasan, AU - Ayhan,Fahri Yüce, AU - Gülfidan,Gamze, AU - Cevik,Didem, AU - Derebaşi,Hürriyet, PY - 2008/11/6/pubmed PY - 2009/7/1/medline PY - 2008/11/6/entrez SP - 247 EP - 8 JF - Turkiye parazitolojii dergisi JO - Turkiye Parazitol Derg VL - 32 IS - 3 N2 - Leech infestation can cause many different clinical symptoms such as epistaxis, haemoptysis, haematemesis, and vaginal bleeding. Therefore leech infestation should be considered as a cause of unexplained severe anemia in rural areas where aquatic leeches are common. In this paper we report a case of pharyngeal leech infestation (Limnatis nilotica) presenting with haemoptysis, and epistaxis which resulted in difficulty in making a diagnosis. SN - 1300-6320 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/18985581/Severe_anemia_due_to_the_pharyngeal_leech_Limnatis_nilotica_in_a_child_ L2 - http://www.diseaseinfosearch.org/result/441 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -