Tapeworm lived in man’s brain for four years

A 50-year-old man lived with a tapeworm in his brain for four years because doctors failed to discover the problem after he complained of headaches and memory loss.
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The 50-year-old man – who is originally from China but lives in the East Midlands of England – had the 10 centimeter-long parasite living inside of his head for years before doctors realised it was there, despite him visiting them numerous times after suffering with headaches, memory loss and a lack of the sense of smell.

Dr. Effrossyni Gkrania-Klotsas is reported by the Daily Telegraph newspaper as saying: “We did not expect to see an infection of this kind in the UK, but global travel means that unfamiliar parasites do sometimes appear.”

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