Case Report: Positive outcome of medical leeches (hirudotherapy) for venous congestion
P.Brzezinski1, C. Solovan2, AChiriac3 ,LFoia4
1. Head of Department of Dermatology, 6th Military Support Unit, Ustka, Poland
2. Head of Department of Dermatology, University of Medicine V Babes, Timisoara, Romania
3. Head of Department of Dermato-Physiology, Apollonia University Iasi, Strada Muzicii nr 2, Iasi-700399, Romania
4. Head of Department of Dermatology, Grigore T. Popa University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Strada Universitãtii 16, Iasi, Romania
Corresponding author: Piotr Brzezinski, Emailfirstname.lastname@example.org
A 65 year Caucasian woman was seen for numerous, oval-...
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