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[An unusual cause of hemoptysis: a leech].
Rev Pneumol Clin. 2012 Oct; 68(5):327-8.RP

Abstract

We report an exceptional case of hemoptysis observed in a 71-year-old woman with an uneventful past history. After 48 hours of admission, the patient spontaneously expelled a leech from the nose. The parasite was examined in parasitology laboratory, which confirmed the hemiptera. The infestation of the airway by a leech is not uncommon; however, this diagnosis is rarely mentioned. The clinical symptoms are variable depending on location and the diagnosis should be made rapidly to prevent complications. Whatever the localization, removing the parasite is difficult. Evolution after treatment is rapidly favorable, with complete disappearance of symptoms.

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fre

PubMed ID

23010062

Citation

Hanim, F Z., et al. "[An Unusual Cause of Hemoptysis: a Leech]." Revue De Pneumologie Clinique, vol. 68, no. 5, 2012, pp. 327-8.
Hanim FZ, Bourkadi JE, Cherkaoui FZ, et al. [An unusual cause of hemoptysis: a leech]. Rev Pneumol Clin. 2012;68(5):327-8.
Hanim, F. Z., Bourkadi, J. E., Cherkaoui, F. Z., Soualhi, M., Zahraoui, R., Marc, K., Benamour, J., & Iraqi, G. (2012). [An unusual cause of hemoptysis: a leech]. Revue De Pneumologie Clinique, 68(5), 327-8. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pneumo.2012.06.006
Hanim FZ, et al. [An Unusual Cause of Hemoptysis: a Leech]. Rev Pneumol Clin. 2012;68(5):327-8. PubMed PMID: 23010062.
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TY - JOUR T1 - [An unusual cause of hemoptysis: a leech]. AU - Hanim,F Z, AU - Bourkadi,J E, AU - Cherkaoui,F Z, AU - Soualhi,M, AU - Zahraoui,R, AU - Marc,K, AU - Benamour,J, AU - Iraqi,G, Y1 - 2012/09/23/ PY - 2012/05/23/received PY - 2012/06/30/accepted PY - 2012/9/27/entrez PY - 2012/9/27/pubmed PY - 2013/3/13/medline SP - 327 EP - 8 JF - Revue de pneumologie clinique JO - Rev Pneumol Clin VL - 68 IS - 5 N2 - We report an exceptional case of hemoptysis observed in a 71-year-old woman with an uneventful past history. After 48 hours of admission, the patient spontaneously expelled a leech from the nose. The parasite was examined in parasitology laboratory, which confirmed the hemiptera. The infestation of the airway by a leech is not uncommon; however, this diagnosis is rarely mentioned. The clinical symptoms are variable depending on location and the diagnosis should be made rapidly to prevent complications. Whatever the localization, removing the parasite is difficult. Evolution after treatment is rapidly favorable, with complete disappearance of symptoms. SN - 1776-2561 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/23010062/[An_unusual_cause_of_hemoptysis:_a_leech]_ L2 - https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S0761-8417(12)00095-8 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -