Man Doses Himself With a Parasite for Intestinal Problems

Catching an intestinal parasite is not usually considered desirable, but for a California man with severe gastrointestinal problems, dosing himself with worms was the answer to his prayers. After reading preliminary research that suggested a whipworm found in pigs could help those with ulcerative colitis, the 34-year-old patient tracked down and ingested eggs from Trichuris trichiura, a similar roundworm that infects humans, in hopes of easing his own colitis. After a few months, the...Full Story
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