Postprandial Aeromonas hydrophila cultures and antibiotic levels of enteric aspirates from medicinal leeches applied to patients receiving antibiotics.

Abstract

Increasing use of medicinal leeches has been accompanied by increasing numbers of reports of Aeromonas hydrophila infections after leech application on or near damaged tissue. We examined the enteric contents of postprandial leeches after their application to patients receiving antibiotics. We found measurable levels of antibiotic in the leech enteric… (More)

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