If you are having pork chops for dinner, you might want to re-think that plan.. And is it just me, or does that thing look just like penis? Just say'in...
When a woman in California started losing feeling in her lower extremities and then her upper, she was terrified at what was happening to her body.
When Sara Alvarez found out that her brain was infected with a calcified tapeworm and she had to have a life-threatening surgery, the terror grew.
Her case is one of a growing number of cases popping up in the west-coast state, and now some physicians are saying that neurocysticercosis – where tapeworms lodge in one’s brain – is becoming a first-world problem
Alvarez, was told by doctors in December 2010 that she needed this surgery to extricate the growing number of parasites in her brain.
Her children were horrified that they might lose their mother.
Doctors in Redwood, California were at first baffled by her symptoms, and first diagnosed her with a tumour.
It was only after a CT scan revealed calcified tapeworm larvae that they knew she had neurocysticercosis.
Only about 1,900 cases are reported in U.S. hospitals annually.