7 Early Warning Signs You Have A Worm In Your Brain From
Human gnathostomiasis is triggered by several species of parasitic worms (nematodes. According to the study, most reported cases have been in Japan, where eating raw fish is common. However, it is increasingly being seen in Western countries, due to the way of dieting.
Primarily, the people become infected by eating undercooked or raw freshwater fish, or some other foods. It is manifested in the form of infection in humans, which is migratory swellings under the skin and increased levels of eosinophils in the blood.
In some cases, the parasite can enter other tissues such as the liver, and the eye, the spinal cord, and can cause vision loss or blindness.
Here are the foods that cause this disease:
- Undercooked or raw freshwater fish
Signs and symptoms
Infected people will notice migratory swellings under the skin and also experience the following signs:
- Abdominal or right upper quadrant pain
Usually, symptoms appear 24 hours after consumption.
Migrating throughout the body, the worm causes the infected person to experience severe pain. As it penetrates other bodily tissues, it can result in nerve pain, coma, paralysis, and death.
In this video, Dr. Greger will present you with more information about gnathostomiasis, which happened in real-life cases:
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