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Leech infestation: Our experience at Government Medical College, Rajouri

Mukhtar Ahmad Khan, Pooja Gadgotra, Vijay Gupta, Arindam Gupta.

Abstract
Leech invasion into a bodily cavity or orifice is known as hirudiniasis. This article’s objective is to explain an uncommon cause of epistaxis brought on by a leech infestation in the nasal cavity, nasopharynx, or oropharynx in the hilly Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir, as well as how to manage it. This retrospective case series consisted of seven cases. All the cases present with unilateral epistaxis. Anterior rhinoscopy with or without endoscope reveal smooth, grayish-black mobile leech inside nasal cavity, nasopharynx, or oropharynx which was removed by suction or forcep.

Key words: Leech; Nasal Cavity; Epistaxis; Anterior Rhinoscopy


 
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Khan MA, Gadgotra P, Gupta V, Gupta A. Leech infestation: Our experience at Government Medical College, Rajouri. Natl J Physiol Pharm Pharmacol. 2022; 12(11): 1972-1974. doi:10.5455/njppp.2022.12.104812022014102022


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Khan MA, Gadgotra P, Gupta V, Gupta A. Leech infestation: Our experience at Government Medical College, Rajouri. https://www.njppp.com/?mno=119937 [Access: November 24, 2022]. doi:10.5455/njppp.2022.12.104812022014102022


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Khan MA, Gadgotra P, Gupta V, Gupta A. Leech infestation: Our experience at Government Medical College, Rajouri. Natl J Physiol Pharm Pharmacol. 2022; 12(11): 1972-1974. doi:10.5455/njppp.2022.12.104812022014102022



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Khan MA, Gadgotra P, Gupta V, Gupta A. Leech infestation: Our experience at Government Medical College, Rajouri. Natl J Physiol Pharm Pharmacol. (2022), [cited November 24, 2022]; 12(11): 1972-1974. doi:10.5455/njppp.2022.12.104812022014102022



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Khan, M. A., Gadgotra, . P., Gupta, . V. & Gupta, . A. (2022) Leech infestation: Our experience at Government Medical College, Rajouri. Natl J Physiol Pharm Pharmacol, 12 (11), 1972-1974. doi:10.5455/njppp.2022.12.104812022014102022



Turabian Style

Khan, Mukhtar Ahmad, Pooja Gadgotra, Vijay Gupta, and Arindam Gupta. 2022. Leech infestation: Our experience at Government Medical College, Rajouri. National Journal of Physiology, Pharmacy and Pharmacology, 12 (11), 1972-1974. doi:10.5455/njppp.2022.12.104812022014102022



Chicago Style

Khan, Mukhtar Ahmad, Pooja Gadgotra, Vijay Gupta, and Arindam Gupta. "Leech infestation: Our experience at Government Medical College, Rajouri." National Journal of Physiology, Pharmacy and Pharmacology 12 (2022), 1972-1974. doi:10.5455/njppp.2022.12.104812022014102022



MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

Khan, Mukhtar Ahmad, Pooja Gadgotra, Vijay Gupta, and Arindam Gupta. "Leech infestation: Our experience at Government Medical College, Rajouri." National Journal of Physiology, Pharmacy and Pharmacology 12.11 (2022), 1972-1974. Print. doi:10.5455/njppp.2022.12.104812022014102022



APA (American Psychological Association) Style

Khan, M. A., Gadgotra, . P., Gupta, . V. & Gupta, . A. (2022) Leech infestation: Our experience at Government Medical College, Rajouri. National Journal of Physiology, Pharmacy and Pharmacology, 12 (11), 1972-1974. doi:10.5455/njppp.2022.12.104812022014102022