Pruritis and palpable purpura from leeches in the australian rainforest

Elizabeth Seiverling, Amrit "Ami" Khalsa Greene, Hadjh Ahrns

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Leeches are prevalent in the Australian Rainforest. We report two cases of leech bites resulting in pruritis and palpable purpura. The dermatologic sequelae of leech bites, differential diagnosis of pruritic palpable purpura, leech bite treatment, prevention, and complications are reviewed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)9-11
Number of pages3
JournalIDCases
Volume1
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014

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Leeches
Purpura
Pruritus
Bites and Stings
Differential Diagnosis
Rainforest

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  • Infectious Diseases

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Seiverling, Elizabeth ; Greene, Amrit "Ami" Khalsa ; Ahrns, Hadjh. / Pruritis and palpable purpura from leeches in the australian rainforest. In: IDCases. 2014 ; Vol. 1, No. 2. pp. 9-11.
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Pruritis and palpable purpura from leeches in the australian rainforest. / Seiverling, Elizabeth; Greene, Amrit "Ami" Khalsa; Ahrns, Hadjh.

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