A man suffering from aches and pains in his genitals had parasitic worms dancing in his penis and doctors were on video.
A 26-year-old man from New Delhi sought medical attention after experiencing pain and swelling in the testicles and testicles for about a month. After a quick ultrasound scan, doctors saw several parasites encased in the skin of the lizard.
Blood analysis confirmed that the animals were juveniles Wuchereria bancroftiA type of parasitic nematode or roundworm found in tropical regions and transmitted between humans by mosquito bites. The worms have a life span of up to eight years and when they grow into adults in the human lymphatic vessels, they give birth to millions of spinning spores called microfilariae.
These young move into the body, causing inflammation called lymphatic filariasis, which causes severe swelling of the legs, arms, breasts and genitals.
The researchers In the published report, they reported the presence of microscopic worms. New England Journal of Medicine (Opens in a new tab) December 8
Doctors wrote that “the dancing sign represents the congestion of live worms.” “[They] They migrate into the lymphatic channels, causing the channels to expand and become blocked.
Worldwide, at any given time, more than 120 million people are infected with lymphatic filariasis Pan American Health Organization (Opens in a new tab), 40 million people are disabled or sick. Infection begins in childhood and symptoms later in life can lead to physical disability and mental, social and financial problems such as depression, isolation and poverty.
Although in some cases surgery is required to remove the worms, a three-week course of the antibiotic diditylcarbamazine fortunately killed the worms in this patient.