Some of you probably know that worms can enter our bodies through food and remain there for a long period, thus, causing different health issues. These parasites can also penetrate the brain and cause even more serious problems with one’s health.
Dr. Effrossyni Gkrania-Klotsas examined the head of a man who had a tapeworm inside. Namely, the man began feeling frequent headaches and seizures. When he was examined in the Addenbrookes Hospital in Cambridge, he was diagnosed with an infection known as a sparganosis-a parasitic infection caused by the tapeworm larvae plerocercoid diphyllobothroid. Unfortunately, he had to undergo a surgical procedure.
In general, there are three types of worms that can infect the brain and they usually enter the body through the consumption of undercooked pork meat. Also, you can also get infected if you’re in direct contact with animals that have this parasite. The infection they cause can cause epilepsy and it’s known as neurocysticercosis.
It’s very common in Latin America, Africa, and China; however, since pork is distributed throughout the world, no one is safe. There are certain drugs that can cure the infection, but surgery is a more promising treatment.