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Complications Associated with the Use of Medicinal Leeches

Specialty:

Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation
Emergency Medicine & Critical Care
Emergency Medicine & Critical Care
General Surgery & Anesthesiology

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Description:

Medicinal leeches (Hirudo medicinalis) may be helpful in reducing vascular congestion following traumatic injury or surgery. However, their use can be complicated by a number of adverse effects.

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