BEWARE OF SUSHI! Raw Meat Lover has 16 FOOT Tape Worm Pulled From Intestines
Doctors were left stunned after they removed a 16 foot long tapeworm from the body of a raw meat lover who complained of a stomach ache.
The 45-year-old man is said to be a lover of Japanese raw meat and fish dish Sashimi, which doctors said riddled his body with parasites.
The man, named only as Chen, was examined at the 303 Hospital in Nanning, capital of South China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, where doctors found oncosphere - tapeworm eggs - in his stool.
Another parasite, known as the Oriental liver fluke, was found to be attacking his liver, causing symptoms such as abdominal discomfort, nausea, and diarrhoea.
Doctors gave Chen the drug praziquantel in a bid to flush the parasitic infections out of his body.
He spent five days in hospital before medics were able to extract the long, segmented tapeworm from his rectum.
The parasite was identified as a beef tapeworm which doctors said developed due to Chen's regular consumption of raw beef from his favourite sashimi dish.
Tapeworm can grow up to 52 feet and live for up to 30 years in a host.
Chen's Chinese liver flukes, however, were the direct result of his love for raw fish.
Pictures from the hospital show doctors holding up tapeworm while disgusted nurses watch on with their mobile phones and cameras in hand.
Chen has reportedly been sent home after a successful recovery thanks to the treatment.
By Joshua Nevett, MIRROR