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Eye Bleeding Due to Leech Infestation in an Ischemic Heart- Disease Patient

AUTHORS

E Shirzadeh 1 , * , R Golmohammadi 2

AUTHORS INFORMATION

1 Associate Professor of ophthalmology, Vaseee Hospital, Sabzevar University of Medical Sciences, dreshirzad@yahoo.com, Iran

2 Department of Anatomy, Sabzevar University of Medical Sciences, Iran

How to Cite: Shirzadeh E, Golmohammadi R. Eye Bleeding Due to Leech Infestation in an Ischemic Heart- Disease Patient, Iran Red Crescent Med J. Online ahead of Print ; 14(4):245-247.

ARTICLE INFORMATION

Iranian Red Crescent Medical Journal: 14 (4); 245-247
Article Type: Case Report
Received: August 4, 2011
Accepted: October 11, 2011

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Abstract

A 49-year-old Iranian male with diagnosis of ischemic heart disease (IHD) and arterial hypertension (AH) was admitted at Emergency Ward of Vase’ee Hospital of Sabzevar, Iran. As well, the patient had red eye and left eye bleeding. On eye examination, leech infestation was found to be the cause of the eye bleeding. In the endemic regions in a patient presenting red eye and eye bleeding, leech infestation came up to be an important differential diagnosis. Therefore, to prevent leech infestation in endemic regions, local people are advised to be informed more effectively about the necessity to use safe, clean, and filtered drinking water, and a perfect scrutiny for leeches or other sources of infestation that should be undertaken before bathing.

Keywords

Leech Eye Bleeding Ischemic heart disease Iran

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