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Nasal Hirudiniasis--an unusual cause of epistaxis.
J Ayub Med Coll Abbottabad. 2010 Jan-Mar; 22(1):46-8.JA

Abstract

BACKGROUND

Common causes for unilateral nasal bleeding in adults are benign or malignant tumours, deviated nasal septum, nasal trauma and foreign bodies. Nasal leech infestation has not been identified as a cause of nasal bleeding in most of the textbooks of Ear Nose and Throat. Over 3 years, at Combined Military Hospital Muzaffarabad, and Combined Military Hospital Abbottabad, we have dealt with 38 such cases presenting with epistaxis where the cause was found to be leech infestation.

METHODS

A descriptive study was carried out at Combined Military Hospital Muzaffarabad and Combined Military Hospital Abbottabad over a period of 3 years. All patients whose epistaxis was due to leech infestation were included in the study regardless of age and sex.

RESULTS

A total of 38 such cases presented with nasal Hirudiniasis as a cause of unilateral epistaxis. 29 were male and 09 female. All of the patients related their problem to the intake of fresh water of stream origin. The mean duration of symptoms was 12 weeks SD 3.0.

CONCLUSION

It is concluded that nasal Hirudiniasis (nasal leech infestation) is a cause of unilateral epistaxis in areas like Muzaffarabad, Azad Kashmir and Abbottabad, where leeches are a common inhabitants of fresh water streams.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of ENT, Combined Military Hospital, Muzaffarabad, Pakistan.No affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

21409902

Citation

Waleem, Sheikh Saadat Ullah, and Saeed Ullah. "Nasal Hirudiniasis--an Unusual Cause of Epistaxis." Journal of Ayub Medical College, Abbottabad : JAMC, vol. 22, no. 1, 2010, pp. 46-8.
Waleem SS, Ullah S. Nasal Hirudiniasis--an unusual cause of epistaxis. J Ayub Med Coll Abbottabad. 2010;22(1):46-8.
Waleem, S. S., & Ullah, S. (2010). Nasal Hirudiniasis--an unusual cause of epistaxis. Journal of Ayub Medical College, Abbottabad : JAMC, 22(1), 46-8.
Waleem SS, Ullah S. Nasal Hirudiniasis--an Unusual Cause of Epistaxis. J Ayub Med Coll Abbottabad. 2010 Jan-Mar;22(1):46-8. PubMed PMID: 21409902.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Nasal Hirudiniasis--an unusual cause of epistaxis. AU - Waleem,Sheikh Saadat Ullah, AU - Ullah,Saeed, PY - 2011/3/18/entrez PY - 2010/1/1/pubmed PY - 2011/4/22/medline SP - 46 EP - 8 JF - Journal of Ayub Medical College, Abbottabad : JAMC JO - J Ayub Med Coll Abbottabad VL - 22 IS - 1 N2 - BACKGROUND: Common causes for unilateral nasal bleeding in adults are benign or malignant tumours, deviated nasal septum, nasal trauma and foreign bodies. Nasal leech infestation has not been identified as a cause of nasal bleeding in most of the textbooks of Ear Nose and Throat. Over 3 years, at Combined Military Hospital Muzaffarabad, and Combined Military Hospital Abbottabad, we have dealt with 38 such cases presenting with epistaxis where the cause was found to be leech infestation. METHODS: A descriptive study was carried out at Combined Military Hospital Muzaffarabad and Combined Military Hospital Abbottabad over a period of 3 years. All patients whose epistaxis was due to leech infestation were included in the study regardless of age and sex. RESULTS: A total of 38 such cases presented with nasal Hirudiniasis as a cause of unilateral epistaxis. 29 were male and 09 female. All of the patients related their problem to the intake of fresh water of stream origin. The mean duration of symptoms was 12 weeks SD 3.0. CONCLUSION: It is concluded that nasal Hirudiniasis (nasal leech infestation) is a cause of unilateral epistaxis in areas like Muzaffarabad, Azad Kashmir and Abbottabad, where leeches are a common inhabitants of fresh water streams. SN - 1025-9589 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/21409902/Nasal_Hirudiniasis__an_unusual_cause_of_epistaxis_ DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -
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