Leech Bite: A Rare Gynecologic Emergency

P.K. Saha, MD; S. Roy, MD; D. Bhattacharya, MD; P. Mukherjee, MD; T. Naskar, MD; A. Bhuiya, MD

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Abstract

Vaginal bleeding as the result of a leech bite is a rare occurrence. We report 2 cases of vaginal bleeding in young girls that resulted from a leech bite and required treatment. Clinical presentation and management for young girls is described. Health professionals working in rural areas where leech infestation is common should be aware that children are at risk for leech bites in the genital region; a high index of suspicion is of great help to make an early diagnosis and ensure prompt treatment.

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