A comprehensive review on therapeutic aspects of leech
Keshamma E, L H Shivshankrappa
Leech drug, Hirudo medicinalis, is a good example of the use of invertebrates in the treatment of human disease. It has been used for a variety of treatments since ancient times, and leech medicine is now widely used in its narrow form with well-defined medical applications, based on science. Hirudotherapy is often used for venous thrombosis combined with soft tissue and free surgery. This is a comprehensive review of the current clinical practice of hirudotherapy, including a comprehensive overview of the major medical research institutes and other listed sources. The authors focus on indications, contraindications, relief/management, and treatment problems.