Wed. Sep 27th, 2023

STORY: The affected person was first admitted to hospital at first of 2021 following belly ache, fever and coughing, earlier than being referred to Canberra Hospital the next yr when she began experiencing reminiscence loss and melancholy.

Infectious ailments doctor Dr. Sanjaya Senanayake informed Reuters he was working within the hospital the day of the invention and was referred to as in to supply recommendation as neurosurgeon Dr Hari Priya Bandi pulled the 8-centimetre (3.1-inch) lengthy parasitic roundworm from the mind of the 64-year-old affected person.

The affected person was a “very brave and affected person affected person who went by means of this lengthy diagnostic and therapeutic course of”, stated Dr Senanayake, including that the hospital was “retaining an in depth eye on her and retaining in contact” following therapy.

The worm, Ophidascaris Robertsi, is normally present in pythons and had not been documented in people earlier than.

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