hirudiniasis

hir·u·di·ni·a·sis

(hir'ū-di-nī'ă-sis),
A condition resulting from leeches, attaching themselves to the skin or being taken into the mouth or nose while drinking.
[L. hirudo, leech, + G. -iasis, healing, therapy]

hirudiniasis

(hir?u-din-i'a-sis)
Infestation by leeches. See: leech

external hirudiniasis

The attachment of leeches to the skin. After the leeches drop off, bleeding may continue as a result of the action of hirudin. Bites may become infected or ulcerate.

internal hirudiniasis

A condition resulting from accidental ingestion of leeches in drinking water. They may attach themselves to the wall of the pharynx, nasal cavity, or larynx.

hirudiniasis

infestation by leeches.