(PCM) Oh, the absolute horror; this is honestly the stuff of nightmares. A man suffering from severe headaches discovered that the source of his constant perturbation was a species of tapeworm rarely seen in humans, Spirometra erinaceieuropaei.
The man ended FOUR YEARS of headaches that started in 2008 and gradually became compounded with seizures and issues with his sense of smell when an MRI revealed the rare tapeworm wriggling its way through his pink matter in 2012.
The Spirometra erinaceieuropaei has only been documented in 300 human cases, making this most recent case, discovered in the U.K., an oddity.
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