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Novel use of a hemostatic dressing in the management of a bleeding leech bite: a case report and review of the literature.
Wilderness Environ Med. 2012 Mar; 23(1):44-8.WE

Abstract

Persistent bleeding from leech bites is a common occurrence, although little evidence is available to guide management. Detailed here is the case of a 30-year-old American man who presented with two leech bites after a trek through the jungle in Nepal, one of which continued to briskly ooze blood despite standard wound care. The wound was ultimately treated with QuikClot gauze, which allowed for rapid hemostasis without rebleeding. This case report describes the first use of a hemostatic dressing for this purpose, and reviews what is known about hemostatic agents and about leeches in order to discuss how they make us bleed and what to do when a leech bite occurs.

Authors+Show Affiliations

University of Texas Southwestern, Department of Surgery, Emergency Medicine, Section on EMS, Disaster Medicine, and Homeland Security, Dallas, TX 75390-8579, USA. prestonjfedor@gmail.com

Pub Type(s)

Case Reports
Journal Article
Review

Language

eng

PubMed ID

22441088

Citation

Fedor, Preston J.. "Novel Use of a Hemostatic Dressing in the Management of a Bleeding Leech Bite: a Case Report and Review of the Literature." Wilderness & Environmental Medicine, vol. 23, no. 1, 2012, pp. 44-8.
Fedor PJ. Novel use of a hemostatic dressing in the management of a bleeding leech bite: a case report and review of the literature. Wilderness Environ Med. 2012;23(1):44-8.
Fedor, P. J. (2012). Novel use of a hemostatic dressing in the management of a bleeding leech bite: a case report and review of the literature. Wilderness & Environmental Medicine, 23(1), 44-8. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.wem.2011.10.002
Fedor PJ. Novel Use of a Hemostatic Dressing in the Management of a Bleeding Leech Bite: a Case Report and Review of the Literature. Wilderness Environ Med. 2012;23(1):44-8. PubMed PMID: 22441088.
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