Ten-year-old boy’s facial twitch turns out to be a worm in his brain

Ten-year-old boy’s facial twitch turns out to be a worm in his brain

Little children especially are prone to parasite infections because of of their natural urge to put things in their mouths.

In the Jiangxi Province in East China, a young boy was sent to the hospital because he was suffering from what seemed to be a simple facial twitch.

At first, the ten-year-old Xiao Fei stoically lived with the condition, not thinking much about it.

When it started to bother him, however, suffering from as many as 20 twitches a day, he complained about it to his teacher, who then had the good sense to have the boy consult with doctors at a local hospital.

According to Central European News (CEN), the doctors found his condition serious enough to be transferred to a bigger hospital.

“He was diagnosed with a parasitic infection and given anti-parasitic drugs for three weeks until his symptoms improved and he was allowed to return home,” said a Fox News report.

But his condition only worsened.

The boy’s mother then took his son to Guangdong 999 Brain Hospital in South China’s Guangdong Province. Once there, Dr. Wu Jie discovered that the parasitic worm made its way into Fei’s brain.

Dr. Wu Jie believe that the parasite entered the boy’s boy from contaminated water often drunk in rural areas in villages.

Surgeons at Guangdong 999 Brain Hospital successfully removed the worm, and the boy is expected to make full recovery.

Next page, find out the signs that you have a parasite infection

3 signs that you have a parasite

Did you know that a parasite can live in your body without it having any symptoms? Other times, people will experience constant illnesses that come and go and have no idea what’s causing it despite medications.

Little children especially are prone to parasite infections because of of their natural urge to put things in their mouths.

Here are three red flags to watch out for if you suspect that you or your children is suffering from such an infection, as offered by Body Ecology.

Chronic digestive issues

If you harbor a parasite, any work you may do to heal your gut will be constantly undermined. This is because parasites often create intestinal inflammation and destroy the intestinal lining of the gut.

Various forms of mental distress

his includes depression, anxiety, body aches, headaches, eye aches, visual hallucinations, behavioral changes, and a strange sensation that something is stuck in the head.

Autoimmune disorders

The autoimmune flare-ups that have been documented to be specifically related to parasitic infection are gut and joint related, such as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and reactive arthritis.

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James Martinez

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