If You Are Eating This Common Food You Have BIG Chance To Get Brain Worms
“Once you consume them, they can move throughout your body — your eyes, your tissues and most commonly your brain. They leave doctors puzzled in their wake as they migrate and settle to feed on the body they’re invading; a classic parasite, but this one can get into your head” — CNN.
A British man kept having headache after headache, and doctors couldn’t figure out what was wrong.
When they finally conducted an MRI, doctors discovered something terrifying: Burrowed in his brain tissue was a tapeworm, and it may have been living there for four years.
They diagnosed him with Sparganosis, which is a parasitic infection caused by the tapeworm Spirometra erinaceieuropaei.
“It had moved from one side of the brain to the other… very few things move in the brain,” Dr. Effrossyni Gkrania-Klotsas told CNN.
There is no known drug to effectively treat the infection meaning that upon diagnosis doctors had to be quick to remove the worm surgically.
The infection caused by Spirometra Erinaceieuropaei often originates in cats and dogs, where the worm can grow to a terrifying length of 1.5 metres.
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