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 (Journal Indexed in SCI Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 22 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Doi Number: 10.1136/emj.2003.013847
  • Title of Journal : Emergency medicine journal : EMJ
  • Page Numbers: pp.458-60


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.