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Nasal leech infestation: report of seven leeches and literature review.
Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol. 2010 Aug; 267(8):1225-9.EA

Abstract

Nasal leech infestation rarely occurs in society today and it is usually reported as an anecdote. In this study, we present seven nasal leeches in six patients from 1984 to 2008. All patients initially presented with epistaxis. Four patients were less than 8 years old and two patients were older than 60 years old. All patients had spent time in rural streams 2 weeks to 2 months before the symptoms occurred. All of the seven leeches were removed smoothly and one leech migrated to the oropharynx during the operation. The length of the leeches ranged from 2 to 12 cm with an average length of 4.6 cm. Attention should be given to nasal leech infestation, especially in children and senior citizens who have visited rural streams and have been exposed to freshwater. One of our patients had two leeches lodged in his nasal cavities. Therefore, it is also important to re-examine both nasal cavities after the removal of one leech.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Otolaryngology, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Kaohsiung Medical Center, Chang Gung University College of Medicine, #123, Ta-Pei Road, Niao-Sung Hsiang, Kaohsiung 833, Taiwan.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

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Journal Article
Review

Language

eng

PubMed ID

20037786

Citation

Chen, Wei-Chih, et al. "Nasal Leech Infestation: Report of Seven Leeches and Literature Review." European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology : Official Journal of the European Federation of Oto-Rhino-Laryngological Societies (EUFOS) : Affiliated With the German Society for Oto-Rhino-Laryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, vol. 267, no. 8, 2010, pp. 1225-9.
Chen WC, Chien CY, Yang CH, et al. Nasal leech infestation: report of seven leeches and literature review. Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol. 2010;267(8):1225-9.
Chen, W. C., Chien, C. Y., Yang, C. H., Li, J. H., & Hwang, C. F. (2010). Nasal leech infestation: report of seven leeches and literature review. European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology : Official Journal of the European Federation of Oto-Rhino-Laryngological Societies (EUFOS) : Affiliated With the German Society for Oto-Rhino-Laryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, 267(8), 1225-9. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00405-009-1188-0
Chen WC, et al. Nasal Leech Infestation: Report of Seven Leeches and Literature Review. Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol. 2010;267(8):1225-9. PubMed PMID: 20037786.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Nasal leech infestation: report of seven leeches and literature review. AU - Chen,Wei-Chih, AU - Chien,Chih-Yen, AU - Yang,Chao-Hui, AU - Li,Jung-Hui, AU - Hwang,Chung-Feng, Y1 - 2009/12/27/ PY - 2009/10/08/received PY - 2009/12/16/accepted PY - 2009/12/29/entrez PY - 2009/12/29/pubmed PY - 2011/4/5/medline SP - 1225 EP - 9 JF - European archives of oto-rhino-laryngology : official journal of the European Federation of Oto-Rhino-Laryngological Societies (EUFOS) : affiliated with the German Society for Oto-Rhino-Laryngology - Head and Neck Surgery JO - Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol VL - 267 IS - 8 N2 - Nasal leech infestation rarely occurs in society today and it is usually reported as an anecdote. In this study, we present seven nasal leeches in six patients from 1984 to 2008. All patients initially presented with epistaxis. Four patients were less than 8 years old and two patients were older than 60 years old. All patients had spent time in rural streams 2 weeks to 2 months before the symptoms occurred. All of the seven leeches were removed smoothly and one leech migrated to the oropharynx during the operation. The length of the leeches ranged from 2 to 12 cm with an average length of 4.6 cm. Attention should be given to nasal leech infestation, especially in children and senior citizens who have visited rural streams and have been exposed to freshwater. One of our patients had two leeches lodged in his nasal cavities. Therefore, it is also important to re-examine both nasal cavities after the removal of one leech. SN - 1434-4726 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/20037786/Nasal_leech_infestation:_report_of_seven_leeches_and_literature_review_ L2 - https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00405-009-1188-0 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -