NASAL LEECH- A RARE CAUSE OF SEVERE ANEMIA

Authors

  • Tahir Saeed Siddiqui
  • Ihsan Qureshi
  • Tariq Saeed Mufti

Abstract

Spontaneous epistaxis, nasal trauma and foreign bodies are common causes of nasal bleed inchildren. Epistaxis and haematemesis due to leeches have been reported in literature. Here wepresent a rare case of severe anemia caused by a single leech infestation of nasal cavity thatrequired blood transfusion.Keywords: Nose, Anemia, Leech

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