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Article: Unilateral epistaxis after swimming in a stream

TitleUnilateral epistaxis after swimming in a stream
Authors
KeywordsEpistaxis
Foreign bodies
Leeches
Parasitic diseases
Rivers
Issue Date2005
PublisherHong Kong Medical Association. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.hkmj.org/resources/supp.html
Citation
Hong Kong Medical Journal, 2005, v. 11 n. 2, p. 110-112 How to Cite?
AbstractA 55-year-old Chinese woman presented with a 3-week history of unilateral left-sided epistaxis and nasal obstruction. She had swum in a freshwater stream 1 month prior to the onset of symptoms. Endoscopic examination revealed a live leech at the left middle meatus with a large part of its body inside the left maxillary antrum. Local anaesthetic was applied to anaesthetise the leech and facilitate removal. Magnetic resonance imaging performed following removal confirmed that no other leeches were present in the sinonasal area. The endoparasitism might have persisted because of the inconspicuous site of infestation and the absence of pain. This form of leech infestation has not been previously reported.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/45429
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2015 Impact Factor: 0.887
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.279
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dc.contributor.authorChow, CKen_HK
dc.contributor.authorWong, SSYen_HK
dc.contributor.authorHo, ACWen_HK
dc.contributor.authorLau, SKPen_HK
dc.date.accessioned2007-10-30T06:25:17Z-
dc.date.available2007-10-30T06:25:17Z-
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dc.description.abstractA 55-year-old Chinese woman presented with a 3-week history of unilateral left-sided epistaxis and nasal obstruction. She had swum in a freshwater stream 1 month prior to the onset of symptoms. Endoscopic examination revealed a live leech at the left middle meatus with a large part of its body inside the left maxillary antrum. Local anaesthetic was applied to anaesthetise the leech and facilitate removal. Magnetic resonance imaging performed following removal confirmed that no other leeches were present in the sinonasal area. The endoparasitism might have persisted because of the inconspicuous site of infestation and the absence of pain. This form of leech infestation has not been previously reported.en_HK
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dc.subjectEpistaxisen_HK
dc.subjectForeign bodiesen_HK
dc.subjectLeechesen_HK
dc.subjectParasitic diseasesen_HK
dc.subjectRiversen_HK
dc.subject.meshEpistaxis - etiologyen_HK
dc.subject.meshLeechesen_HK
dc.subject.meshNose - parasitologyen_HK
dc.subject.meshSwimmingen_HK
dc.subject.meshAnimalsen_HK
dc.titleUnilateral epistaxis after swimming in a streamen_HK
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