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I too had a tapeworm in my brain, says teacher

November 22, 2014 admin No comments

I too had a tapeworm in my brain, says teacher Peter Donnelly thought he was ‘going mad’ (Picture: Getty Images) As scientists released details of a man whose brain was home to a tapeworm for four years, another Briton has come forward to describe how he, too, was diagnosed with a tapeworm in the brain. A 50-year-old unnamed man lived for years with a rare parasite in his brain that was only discovered when he went to hospital complaining of a headache – and doctors extracted a 1cm worm and a large number of eggs that had eaten part of his brain matter. MORE: Headache: Rare parasitic worm lived in man’s brain for FOUR […] Read more →

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