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[An Uncommon Cause of Epistaxis: Nasopharyngeal Hirudiniasis].
Turkiye Parazitol Derg. 2015 Jun; 39(2):171-3.TP

Abstract

The leech that is taken by ingestion of contaminated water can settle on any location at upper respiratory tract from nose to larynx. It sucks blood by adhering to the mucosa and causes mucosal bleeding by secreting hirudin. If the leech goes forward to the larynx, this can be life threatening due to severe airway obstruction. We are presenting 23 year-old male patient who admitted to our hospital with anterior and posterior nose bleeding and dysphagia due to the leech located in the posterior wall of the nasopharynx. The treatment and differential diagnosis of epistaxis is discussed in this article.

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Sağlık Bakanlığı Ankara Eğitim ve Araştırma Hastanesi, Kulak Burun Boğaz ve Baş Boyun Cerrahisi Kliniği, Ankara, Türkiye. haticecelik66@gmail.com.No affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Case Reports
Journal Article

Language

tur

PubMed ID

26081895

Citation

Çağlı, Ali, and Hatice Çelik. "[An Uncommon Cause of Epistaxis: Nasopharyngeal Hirudiniasis]." Turkiye Parazitolojii Dergisi, vol. 39, no. 2, 2015, pp. 171-3.
Çağlı A, Çelik H. [An Uncommon Cause of Epistaxis: Nasopharyngeal Hirudiniasis]. Turkiye Parazitol Derg. 2015;39(2):171-3.
Çağlı, A., & Çelik, H. (2015). [An Uncommon Cause of Epistaxis: Nasopharyngeal Hirudiniasis]. Turkiye Parazitolojii Dergisi, 39(2), 171-3. https://doi.org/10.5152/tpd.2015.3614
Çağlı A, Çelik H. [An Uncommon Cause of Epistaxis: Nasopharyngeal Hirudiniasis]. Turkiye Parazitol Derg. 2015;39(2):171-3. PubMed PMID: 26081895.
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