Unusual vaginal bleeding due to a leech bite in a girl from a tropical area: A case report.

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Summary of "Unusual vaginal bleeding due to a leech bite in a girl from a tropical area: A case report."

This study describes the isolation of a leech following the presentation of unusual vaginal bleeding. Vaginal bleeding in children due to a leech bite is very rare. This is the first report of severe bleeding in a virgin 14-year-old girl from Mashhad, Iran due to the presence of a leech in the vagina.


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Name: Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical
ISSN: 1678-9849
Pages: e20180425


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Bleeding from blood vessels in the UTERUS, sometimes manifested as vaginal bleeding.

UTERINE BLEEDING from a GESTATION of less than 20 weeks without any CERVICAL DILATATION. It is characterized by vaginal bleeding, lower back discomfort, or midline pelvic cramping and a risk factor for MISCARRIAGE.

A species of Aeromonas that occurs mostly as single cells in soil and freshwater environments. It also inhabits the digestive tract of the leech HIRUDO MEDICINALIS, where it aids in the digestion of blood and prevents colonization by other bacteria. It is pathogenic in fish and potentially in humans who consume infected fish or immunocompromised patients receiving LEECH THERAPY.

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