He eats raw fish every day and has created a very long solitary worm in his intestine. ” Tenia ” is the name of the unwanted guest, a parasite that has come to measure more than 1 and a half meters in the belly of the victim. Blame? Plenty of sushi and raw salmon.

It happens in the United States, where in an episode of a local program (link to VIDEO below), “This Won’t Hurt A Bit”, this Dr. Kenny Bahn told the story of one of her patients, particularly accustomed to eating fish not cooked, salmon in particular, and sushi.

The patient, Californian, would have run to the emergency room because he complained of continuous diarrhea, which was also bloody. Going to investigate, the doctors discovered something decidedly more disgusting.

The man had brought with him, wrapped in a shopping bag, a very long 1.6-meter tapeworm . How did you find out?

Helminths is the general term for a parasitic worm, created in this case in the patient’s intestine for an almost obvious reason. “I eat raw salmon almost every day, ” he said , and that was the disgusting result.

The patient was given a treatment pill that would expel the rest of the parasite from his body.

But how did it happen? In general, worms are more and more frequent, not dangerous but nevertheless they can be accompanied by very severe disorders.

Tapeworm and helminths
Tapeworm or solitary worm (a ” helminth Cestode “, ” Taenia “) is a multicellular parasite re-entering between the intestinal worms , that is those vermiform parasites that can invade the intestine of the host organism.

It is a flat and very long worm, responsible for a parasitosis called teniasis . For the human being, only you of the more than one hundred species of tapeworm can be of pathological interest: Taenia solium , T aenia saginat a and Taenia asiatica .

How it contracts
In general, humans can develop solitary worm infestation after ingesting eggs or larvae of the latter, perhaps feeding on raw or undercooked meat or coming into contact with animals that are already affected.
For the diagnosis of the tapeworm one always proceeds with a culture test of the faeces.

Also read:

Do you know what fish is in your sushi?
Bones: symptoms and natural remedies for adults and children
15 natural allies in the prevention and treatment of intestinal parasites
The symptoms of tapeworms

The symptoms of tapeworm infection are:
episodes of nausea or vomiting
lack of appetite
umbilical or epigastric pain


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