Man Complains Of Headaches, Doctors Find Worm Living Inside His Brain

November 21, 2014 6:04 PM

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Man Complains Of Headaches, Doctors Find Worm Living Inside His Brain

Doctors in England were having a hard time figuring out what was giving a Chinese man headaches and seizures and causing disturbances in his sense of smell. After the 50-year-old man tested negative for various diseases, a series of brain scans revealed the cause of the strange symptoms -- a tapeworm had been living inside the man's brain for four years. Freaky!

Scientists believe that Spirometra erinaceieuropaei may be contracted by eating crustaceans and reptiles that harbor it, or by using a Chinese remedy for sore eyes that is made from frogs.

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