Case Report

Pediatric Vulvar Bleeding due to Leech Infestation: A Case Report


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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IssueVol 13 No 4 (2018) QRcode
SectionCase Report(s)
Children Vulvar bleeding Leech

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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. Iran J Parasitol. 2018;13(4):661-663.