Sushi Tapeworm 5 Feet Long Comes 'Wiggling Out' of Man

"A young Asian man comes in presenting to the emergency room dept [.] and he said, 'Hey, I'm having some bloody diarrhea [.] but I really want to get treated for worms", Banh recalled.

The man grabbed it and pulled it out and soon learned it was actually a 5-and-a-half-foot tapeworm. Banh said he was skeptical of the man's request because people often unnecessarily demand treatment for worms, but the man had wrapped the giant parasite around a toilet paper roll and carried with him to the hospital in a grocery bag.

The man's story is making the rounds after it was featured last week on the medical podcast "This Won't Hurt a Bit".

A Fresno man who says he eats raw salmon nearly every day took himself to the hospital because he knew something was dreadfully wrong. Shocked by the terrifying scene, Bahn says the man kept pulling until the invader was all the way out.

The doctor who treated the man, Kenny Banh, appeared on the podcast to tell the story.

Taken off finished paper on the floor of the healing facility crisis room, Banh said the tapeworm estimated 5 and 1/2 feet long. "I looked down and it looked like there was a bit of digestive tract hanging out of me", Banh recollected that him saying. He did, however, tell Banh "I eat raw salmon nearly every day", the doctor said during the podcast.

Banh and the patient were initially confounded over how the tapeworm ended up in the man's body.

In January, 2017 doctors warned of Japanese tapeworm parasites found in the meat of USA salmon.

The man said he would.

People sometimes ingest tapeworms intentionally as as a medically dubious weight loss technique, but Banh said the patient reported not losing any weight of late. It's a type of worm that can grow up to 30 feet long, the CDC says.

"All things considered, a large portion of the general population who are contaminated don't have side effects", Schaffner said.

Regularly, tapeworm prompts just minor side effects, however in uncommon cases the disease can transform into a genuine restorative issue, as indicated by Roman Kuchta, lead creator of the investigation and an exploration researcher at the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic.

The cure is the same as it is for dogs, a pill.

After finding that out, the patient swore off raw salmon forever.

  • Delores Daniels