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    1991

Aeromonas hydrophila infections following clinical use of medicinal leeches: a review of published cases.

@article{Lineaweaver1991AeromonasHI,
  title={Aeromonas hydrophila infections following clinical use of medicinal leeches: a review of published cases.},
  author={William Charles Lineaweaver},
  journal={Blood coagulation & fibrinolysis : an international journal in haemostasis and thrombosis},
  year={1991},
  volume={2 1},
  pages={
          201-3
        }
}
Ten Aeromonas hydrophila infections following postsurgical leech applications have been reported. These cases indicate that postsurgical wounds and damaged tissue can provide entry for either acute or delayed A. hydrophila infection. These infections can range from localized cellulitis to progressive myonecrosis and sepsis. These infections may occur with measurable frequency in groups of patients exposed to leeches. Based on this review, it is recommended that leeches be applied only to tissue… CONTINUE READING

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