Pediatric Vaginal Leech Infestation with Severe Bleeding: A Case Report and Review Article.

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Summary of "Pediatric Vaginal Leech Infestation with Severe Bleeding: A Case Report and Review Article."

Vaginal leech infestation is a rare event with vaginal bleeding being its prominent sign. Few cases have been reported in young children.


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Name: Journal of pediatric and adolescent gynecology
ISSN: 1873-4332


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