Bleeding due to a medicinal leech bite.

İKİZCELİ İ., Avsarogullari L., Sozuer E., Yurumez Y., Akdur O.

Emergency medicine journal : EMJ, vol.22, no.6, pp.458-60, 2005 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 22 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Doi Number: 10.1136/emj.2003.013847
  • Journal Name: Emergency medicine journal : EMJ
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.458-60
  • Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University Affiliated: No


This paper reports a case of prolonged bleeding following application of leeches to treat chronic pain. The paper discusses the characteristics of the wounds and possible complication of prolonged bleeding following medicinal leech application. The principles of treatment are also described.