Pediatric Vulvar Bleeding due to Leech Infestation: A Case Report

  • Hajar ZIAEI HEZARJARIBI Molecular and Cell Biology Research Center, School of Medicine, Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences, Sari, Iran
  • Mahdi FAKHAR Molecular and Cell Biology Research Center, School of Medicine, Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences, Sari, Iran
  • Rezvan YALVEH Student Research Committee, School of Medicine, Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences, Sari, Iran
  • Sayed Abdollah MOUSAVI Surgery Ward, Booali Sina Hospital, Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences, Sari, Iran
  • Elham Sadat BANIMOSTAFAVI Dept. of Radiology, Imam Khomeini Hospital, Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences, Sari, Iran
Keywords: Children, Vulvar bleeding, Leech

Abstract

Leech infestation most frequently occurs in upper body cavities of children including pharynx, nose and esophagus and, more rarely, the vagina and vulva. Here we describe a 6-yr-old girl with vulvar bleeding caused by leech infestation that referred to the Emergency unit of the Booali Sina Hospital in Sari, Iran in Sep 2015. She had a history of swimming in a pond prior to the occurrence. The leech infestation particularly vulvar involvement among young girls is extremely rare and yet neglected event in the world.

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Published
2018-12-22
How to Cite
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ZIAEI HEZARJARIBI H, FAKHAR M, YALVEH R, MOUSAVI S A, BANIMOSTAFAVI ES. Pediatric Vulvar Bleeding due to Leech Infestation: A Case Report. IJPA. 13(4):661-3.
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