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Could medical leech therapy help someone with infected leg ulcers (necrobiosis lapoidica)?

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Dr. Scott Bolhack
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In brief: Leeches leg ulcers

Leeches can be effective when an area has venous congestion; the leeches withdraw the blood from the congested area.
Medicinal leeches are different than those obtained elsewhere. There are no studies of value showing that they help with infection.

In brief: Leeches leg ulcers

Leeches can be effective when an area has venous congestion; the leeches withdraw the blood from the congested area.
Medicinal leeches are different than those obtained elsewhere. There are no studies of value showing that they help with infection.
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