A Californian man would have rushed to the emergency room because he was complaining of constant bloody diarrhea. Going to investigate, the doctors discovered something far more disgusting.Don't store avocado like this: it's dangerous
He eats raw fish daily and has created a very long tapeworm in his intestine. “Tenia” is the name of the unwanted host, a parasite that has reached more than 1 meters in the belly of the victim. Blame? Plenty of sushi and raw salmon.
It happens in the United States, where in an episode of a local program (link to the VIDEO below), "This Won't Hurt A Bit", this doctor Kenny Bahn would have told the story of one of his patients, particularly accustomed to eating fish that is not cooked, salmon in particular, and sushi.
The patient, a Californian, would have rushed to the emergency room because he complained of continuous diarrhea and moreover bloody. In going to investigate, the doctors discovered something far more disgusting.
The man had in fact brought with him, wrapped in a shopping bag, a very long one tapestry of 1,6 meters. How did you find out?
Helminths is the general term for a parasitic worm, created in this case in the patient's intestine for an almost obvious reason. "I eat raw salmon almost every day," he said, and that was the disgusting result.
The patient was given a treatment pill which would expel the rest of the parasite from his body.
But how did it happen? In general, the worms are more and more frequent, not dangerous but nevertheless they can be accompanied by very severe ailments.
Tenia and elminti
Tapeworm or tapeworm (a "Cestode helminth", "Taenia") is a multicellular parasite falling within the intestinal worms, that is, those worm-like parasites that can invade the intestine of the host organism.
It is a flat and very long worm, responsible for a parasitosis called teniasis. For humans, only thee of the more than one hundred species of tapeworms can be of pathological interest: Taenia solium, Taenia saginata and Taenia asiatica.
How it contracts
Generally, humans can develop tapeworm infestation after ingestion of eggs o larvae of the latter, perhaps feeding on raw or undercooked meats or coming into contact with animals that are already affected by it.
For the diagnosis of tapeworms, a fecal culture examination is always carried out.
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Symptoms of tapeworm
Symptoms of tapeworm infection are:
- episodes of nausea or vomiting
- lack of appetite
- umbilical or epigastric pain
Here you can find the video of Dr. Bahn's story.