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Friday 21 November 2014

Doctors Find Tapeworm Living In Man's Brain For Years!

A British man who suffered from headaches, seizures, memory loss and altered smell ability was diagnosed with having a tapeworm in his head.The man, who has not been named, suffered from constant pain was tested for a string of diseases included HIV, lime disease, syphilis as his condition continued to puzzle the experts.
Tapeworm found in brain
On a daily basis a tapeworm moved five centimetres from the right side of his brain to the left, and was 1 cm in length.Specialists were stumped when an MRI scan showed a bunch of what appeared to be lesions that kept moving. On a daily basis it moved five centimetres from the right side of his brain to the left, and was 1 cm in length.
Finally after four years of suffering a biopsy revealed a rare 10 cm ribbon-shaped larval worm running around in the man’s brain. The man was then given drugs to kill the parasite and has made a complete recovery.
The rare worm was of a type never before found in the UK but it is believed that it can be caught by eating infected food or via a Chinese medical remedy for sore eyes that includes raw frog.

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