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An unusual cause of gastrointestinal bleeding and severe anemia in a child: leech infestation.
J Trop Pediatr. 2009 Oct; 55(5):338-9.JT

Abstract

A 1-year-old boy with epistaxis, gastrointestinal bleeding and severe anemia that caused cardiorespiratory distress presented to our unit. The results of coagulation tests were normal. An erythrocyte suspension transfusion was given to the patient. On the second day of his hospitalization, a leech was removed from his nose. In developing countries, leech infestation should be considered in cases where epistaxis, hematemesis, gastrointestinal bleeding and severe anemia are of unknown origin.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Pediatrics, Dicle University Faculty of Medicine, Diyarbakir, Turkey. mtaskesen@dicle.edu.trNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Case Reports
Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

19264837

Citation

Taskesen, Mustafa, et al. "An Unusual Cause of Gastrointestinal Bleeding and Severe Anemia in a Child: Leech Infestation." Journal of Tropical Pediatrics, vol. 55, no. 5, 2009, pp. 338-9.
Taskesen M, Katar S, Basçik H. An unusual cause of gastrointestinal bleeding and severe anemia in a child: leech infestation. J Trop Pediatr. 2009;55(5):338-9.
Taskesen, M., Katar, S., & Basçik, H. (2009). An unusual cause of gastrointestinal bleeding and severe anemia in a child: leech infestation. Journal of Tropical Pediatrics, 55(5), 338-9. https://doi.org/10.1093/tropej/fmp015
Taskesen M, Katar S, Basçik H. An Unusual Cause of Gastrointestinal Bleeding and Severe Anemia in a Child: Leech Infestation. J Trop Pediatr. 2009;55(5):338-9. PubMed PMID: 19264837.
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