A leech in the large bowel

Basu, Sriparna; Chandra, Pranab Kumar; Basu, Somprakas
February 2004
Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine;Feb2004, Vol. 97 Issue 2, p83
Academic Journal
The article presents the clinical trial of the 4 year old girl with profuse rectal bleeding. The child undergone several laboratory tests like rectal examination and abdominal ultrasonography to know the root of the disease. Laboratory results found no systematic illness, as well as family history of a bleeding diathesis. Next day, the girl passed a leech per anum with 5 centimeter in length that is fully engorged with blood and gradually decrease the bleeding after 24 hours.


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