Scientists explain that certain types of worms can get into our body through the food we consume and live in it as parasites. It is also known that these worms can get into the brain and furthermore cause severe medical issues. In order to prevent this, there is only one thing we can do: avoid foods that contribute to this situation.
During Dr. Effrossyni Gkrania-Klotsas was examining the head of one his patient, inside the head he noticed a tapeworm. Dr. Effrossyni says that that was something no one has seen before.
Namely, a man who was experiencing unbearable headaches came to an examination in Addenbrookes Hospital in Cambridge. It is important to mention that this man has been traveling to China. This man had seizures which were caused by a worm. Doctors explain that this man had an infection called sparganosis, which is parasitic infection, caused by tapeworm larvae plerocercoid diphyllobothroid. This infection cannot be treated with drugs and surgery was necessary.
There are 3 types of worms that may infect the brain and you can get the infection by consuming undercooked pork meat. Another way to get infected is direct contact with animals that are infected with this parasite. Doctors say that this can cause neurocysticercosis, infection that can lead to epilepsy.
Studies showed that this infection is common in Asia, Africa and Latin America. However, as a result of global distribution of pork, there is possibility for people from all around the world to get infected.
Certain types of drugs may cure this infection, but the better and safer option is surgery.
It is of extreme importance to talk about this issue so we can avoid it.