Hypopharyngeal hirudiniasis presenting as hematemesis.


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