Hypopharyngeal hirudiniasis presenting as hematemesis.

Abstract

Leeches belong to the Annelida division, Clitellata class, Hirudinea subclass. Common species of leeches that infest humans are Dinobdella ferox, Hirudinea granulosa, and Hirundinea viridis [1]. A 72-year-old man, a cattle breeder, presented to the emergency room with hematemesis of 10 days’ duration. He reported having drunk water from an open trough. He… (More)
DOI: 10.1055/s-0034-1377954