A brief review on applications of leech therapy

By Anurag Srivastava and Ridhima Sharma

Abstract

Leech therapy has been practiced over the past many years and its application in both medical and dental science is well recognized. Although its use may be associated with few potential complications, yet it provides an easy and non invasive means of treatment by its blood letting property in a variety of conditions. The following article presents a brief review on the applications of leech therapy, also highlighting its importance on the dental side.

 

Key Words : Leech, blood-letting, hirudin.

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