International Journal of Entomology Research

International Journal of Entomology Research


International Journal of Entomology Research
International Journal of Entomology Research
Vol. 7, Issue 2 (2022)

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.
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How to cite this article:
Keshamma E, L H Shivshankrappa. A comprehensive review on therapeutic aspects of leech. International Journal of Entomology Research, Volume 7, Issue 2, 2022, Pages 178-185
International Journal of Entomology Research