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Journal of Surgery and Trauma 2017, 5(1 and 2): 8-10 Back to browse issues page
Misdiagnosis of Ocular Leech Infestation
Seyyed Abbas Hosseinirad , Gholamhossein Yaghoubi, Behrouz Haidari
Assistant Professor, Department of Ophthalmology, Faculty of Medicine, Birjand University of Medical Sciences, Birjand, Iran
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Leeches are segmented worms belonging to Phylum Annelida and make up the subclass Hirudinea. Leeches have been historically used in medicine to suck blood from patients. Ocular infestation with leech is rare, moreover it is often misdiagnosed. In this report, we describe 2 patients with continuous bright ocular bleeding after swimming in a pool, and pseudo iris prolapse in a child after trauma with a wooden piece who immediately washed his face in a stream. Ocular leech infestation must be ruled out in children with a history of contamination or swimming in rural pool or streams.
Keywords: Ocular, Infection, Leeches
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Type of Study: case report | Subject: Ophthalmology
Received: 2017/05/6 | Accepted: 2017/08/16 | Published: 2017/09/23
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Hosseinirad S A, Yaghoubi G, Haidari B. Misdiagnosis of Ocular Leech Infestation. Journal of Surgery and Trauma . 2017; 5 (1 and 2) :8-10
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Volume 5, Number 1 and 2 (10-2017) Back to browse issues page
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