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Revista Peruana de Medicina Experimental y Salud Publica

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BELTRAN, María; MELGAR, Raúl  and  TELLO, Raúl. Infección nasal por Hirudo medicinalis y breve revisión del tema. Rev. perú. med. exp. salud publica [online]. 1997, vol.14, n.2, pp.42-46. ISSN 1726-4634.

We reported two human cases infected by Hirudo medicinalis (leach).They were two boys from Cuñumbuqui, Lamas (San Martín , Perú) and San Francisco ( Ayacucho, Perú). In both cases, the leaches were localized in the nostrils. The boy from San Martin was 6 years old and another from Ayacucho 1,5 years old both carried leaches of 2,5 and 6 cms long . This is the first report in Peru.

Keywords : Leach; Hirudo medicinalis; Nasal infection.

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