Parasitic worms can grab even tonsils
On our planet there are very insidious creatures, the parasitic worms that go into people and large animals, and then suck them of energy. Most people infected with pork tapeworm (Taenia solium), which causes severe stomach pain and even can damage the brain. As a rule, the worms penetrate the gastrointestinal tract and are attached to the walls of the internal organs. But recently, Japanese doctors said, as one of the parasites settled directly in the throat of 25-year-old patient. During the inspection of the girl revealed that she recently ate sashimi is a traditional Japanese dish like sushi. It uses raw fish and she was infected with the worm, which is studied much worse than the pork tapeworm. In fact, the patient was very lucky that the parasite lodged in the throat, not the intestine. But why?
About the unique medical case was described in a scientific . According to the staff of the hospital named St. Luke's in Tokyo, a young patient turned to him with a complaint of pain in the throat. Blood tests revealed no health problems and the girl looked perfectly healthy. If she had a cold or virus infected blood samples would obviously hinted at it. During the conversation with the patient, doctors learned that five days before the treatment in the hospital she ate a dish of sashimi. Among the ingredients listed for this dish fresh fish — the doctors quickly realized that the cause of the disease girl can be a parasitic worm.
Sashimi is one of the oldest Japanese dishes. In its preparation are used only raw ingredients.
During the inspection of the girls do the parasite was found. He was hiding in the throat of the girl, and in the left amygdala (gland) — tissues that protects the body from harmful microbes and is involved in the formation of immunity. He deliberately meandered inside the tonsils, so the doctors decided not to waste time and just pulled it out. The length of the worm reaches 38 millimeters, and the width was equal to one millimeter. The activity of the parasite, the researchers explained that he dumped the top layer of skin — in other words, molted.
Extracted from the throat of the patient worm Pseudoterranova azarasi
The Cause of pain in throat girls turned out to be the larvae of the round worm Pseudoterranova azarasi. Like many other parasites, it penetrates man and animal, to literally live at their expense. Infections with this worm are rare, but do exist — in the middle of 1990-ies there were about 700 cases of infection. In most cases, the parasite penetrated into the stomach, so described in the case of penetration into tonsils, it really is a rarity.
According to Japanese doctors found a parasite is not as dangerous as others. As mentioned above, pork tapeworm becomes a cause of pain in the abdomen and can also . But in the described case, the worm has become a cause of discomfort in the throat. However, if the girl did not go to the hospital for help and the worm was able to develop to the adult stage, it could cause more serious problems.
it looks like the pork tapeworm,
The Girl was very lucky that the worm penetrated only in tonsils. After all, if he was in the gastrointestinal tract, it would be difficult to detect and remove. And so, he was right in front of doctors and it was quickly eliminated. It is reported that after removal of the worm, the girl immediately felt better and was able to go home. Must be in the future, it will be very careful when eating Japanese food with the addition of raw fish.
Actually, that fish was a worm, very suspicious. Typically used in dishes raw fish pre-cools — so the parasites have less chance of survival. If the fish or meat used for cooking, worms have almost no chance of survival and further development. That's why all meat products is recommended to carefully frying, stewing and processing of the other available options.
It is Important to note that worms are not the worst parasites on the planet. One time I was talking about the fungus species of Ophiocordyceps, which penetrates the ants and controls their movements. In General, this fungus can turn an insect into a zombie and you can read about it .
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