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The emergency management of a medicinal leech bite.
Ann Emerg Med. 1989 Mar; 18(3):316-9.AE

Abstract

Leeches have been used as a medicinal remedy for years untold. Recently, there appears to have been a resurgence in the use of the medicinal leech, Hirudo medicinalis. Presented is the case of a patient who called the emergency department for advice concerning the management of a bleeding leech bite. We discuss briefly the pharmacologically active salivary contents of the leech and an approach to the emergency therapy of a medicinal leech bite.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Medicine, Northwestern University Medical School, Chicago, Illinois.

Pub Type(s)

Case Reports
Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

2923340

Citation

Adams, S L.. "The Emergency Management of a Medicinal Leech Bite." Annals of Emergency Medicine, vol. 18, no. 3, 1989, pp. 316-9.
Adams SL. The emergency management of a medicinal leech bite. Ann Emerg Med. 1989;18(3):316-9.
Adams, S. L. (1989). The emergency management of a medicinal leech bite. Annals of Emergency Medicine, 18(3), 316-9.
Adams SL. The Emergency Management of a Medicinal Leech Bite. Ann Emerg Med. 1989;18(3):316-9. PubMed PMID: 2923340.
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