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Can medical leech therapy help someone with infected leg ulcers?

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Dr. Lauren Romeo
Wound care
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

They can remove dead tissue in the ulcer bed without pain.

In brief: Yes

They can remove dead tissue in the ulcer bed without pain.
Dr. Lauren Romeo
Dr. Lauren Romeo
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Dr. Clare Wilmot
Maggots remove dead tissue, leeches re vascularise a graft due to anti clot behavior
Dr. Scott Bolhack
Wound care
1 doctor agrees

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.
Dr. Scott Bolhack
Dr. Scott Bolhack
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