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Worm found living in man’s brain

November 24, 2014

Doctors discovered a 10cm long parasite tapeworm that had been living in a man’s brain for 4 years!

The 50 year old British man visited his doctor in 2008 with headaches, memory loss, seizures and changed sense of smell.

After a confusing result from an MRI scan, the man was tested for several diseases and in 2012, doctors discovered the worm in his brain tissue.

The man was treated easily with medication and is now worm free! The worm was causing inflammation of brain tissue which was causing the man’s seizures, memory loss and headaches.

It is believed that people are infected by consuming crustaceans from lakes which are infected with the worms, eating raw reptile and amphibian meat or by using raw frog poultice (a Chinese remedy for sore eyes.)

The man is from China and often returns to his home country for a visit.

Article written by  D Mulhern



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1

yuck that is disgusting

2

yuck
eww
gross
he could be a zombie :(:)

3

How did that worm get in there it's probably because he ate it na I don't know

4

Ew gross

5

HE HAS A WORM BRAIN

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Gross!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

7

cool! that wud be awesome knowing a man with a worm in his head 😀

8

WORM LIVING IN A MANS BRAIN!!!!!

creepy yuck eew

9

hahahahaha 😛 At least the worms out B-)

10

:-[ at least the worm is out. :-

11

wow kind of sad

12

That is really creepy and gross and how can he live with that
🙁

13

That is GROSS!!!!!!!!
Yuck

14

That is gross!!!
EWWWWWWW!
That creps me out

15
Angel of darkness

oh... my god

16

WOW I guess he is most likely to be A Guy with a Tapeworm 🙁

18

oh that is so sad 🙁 but.... now the worms FREE AT LAST...:)

19

weird and crepy