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Risk Factors for Aeromonas Cellulitis Associated with the Use of Medicinal Leeches

Specialty:

Infectious Diseases
Endocrinology, Nutrition & Dermatology
Emergency Medicine & Critical Care

Objective:

ICD-10:

Description:

Medicinal leeches may harbor Aeromonas species in their foregut to aid in the digestion of a blood meal. Using a leech in plastic surgery can result in Aeromonas cellulitis, which may be complicated by sepsis.

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