Pruritis and palpable purpura from leeches in the australian rainforest

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

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Abstract

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
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2014

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Infectious Diseases

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