Published: Sat, January 20, 2018
Medicine | By Rogelio Lindsey

Man with ravenous appetite for sushi makes a gross discovery

Man with ravenous appetite for sushi makes a gross discovery

A salmon sashimi lover from Fresno, while on the toilet, pulled out a tapeworm with a length of over 5 feet from inside his body. Dr. Kenny Bahn said on podcast Treatment for tapeworms is 95 percent effective, according to Medical News Today.

After the worm was removed, the man was given medication to remove any traces of it from his body.

"I take out a toilet paper roll, and wrapped around it of course is what looks like this giant, long tapeworm", Dr. Kenny Bahn said on the podcast.

Banh made the man's case public on a January 8 episode of the Podcast "This Won't Hurt A Bit," a show that mixes medical topics with humor. From that moment, he said, he would never eat raw salmon again. "I looked down and it looked like there was a bit of digestive tract hanging out of me", Banh recollected that him saying. Shocked by the terrifying scene, Bahn says the man kept pulling until the invader was all the way out.

And not just any flat tapeworm: It measured five and half feet long, Banh said on the podcast.

A man may have contracted a tapeworm from eating contaminated sushi. Once the tapeworm moved in his grasp, Banh stated, rather than simply being appalled, the man was likewise mitigated to realize that it wasn't his own insides.

"I get asked this a lot", Bahn said, SFGate reported.

In January 2017, doctors warned of Japanese tapeworm parasites found in the meat of USA salmon, according to KTLA. They're reportedly found in many types of fish that aren't properly flash frozen.

Where the tapeworm originated from was the following inquiry, and the man said he hadn't voyage or had any flawed drinking water that he could consider.

In the meantime, Banh says the man plans to lay off the sashimi. As in 5½ feet long.

Most often, tapeworm leads to only minor symptoms, but in exceptional cases the infection can turn into a serious medical problem, according to Roman Kuchta, lead author of the study and a research scientist at the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic.

Once the analysis is made, in any case, the cure is straightforward - a similar pill that individuals provide for tainted mutts can be given to people.

However, this particular case was different and Bahn was astonished to find that the patient had pulled the tapeworm out of his bottom.

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