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CLINICAL OUTCOME IN A PATIENT OF TAHAJURE MAFASIL OF KNEE JOINTS FOLLOWING APPLICATION OF LEECH THERAPY: A CASE REPORT

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Author(s): Tanzeel Ahmad | Javed A Khan | Humyra Tabasum

Journal: International Research Journal of Pharmacy
ISSN 2230-8407

Volume: 4;
Issue: 9;
Start page: 184;
Date: 2013;
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Keywords: Unani medicine | WOMAC | Tahajuremafasil | Osteoarthritis | Leech therapy

ABSTRACT
A male patient of 75 years attended the out patient department of National Institute of Unani Medicine Hospital with pain and stiffness in both knee joints. He was diagnosed as a case of Tahajuremafasil (Osteoarthritis).At the time of admission he was unable to do his daily routine work. However with leech therapy in 7 sittings with an interval of 6 days, the WOMAC score improved from 22.7 to 74. It is suggested from this preliminary observation that leech therapy may be considered as the treatment modality in patients with osteoarthritis.
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