FARIDABAD, India – An 18-year-old who complained of seizures in the emergency room of an Indian hospital turned out to have parasites in his brain, according to a new case study.
Drs. Nishanth Dev and S. Zafar Abbas of the ESIC Medical College and Hospital in Faridabad reported that the patient appeared in the ER with swelling over his right eye.
They said he was having tonic-clonic seizures, according to the study published Thursday in the New England Journal of Medicine. Formerly known as “grand mal” seizures, these neural disturbances cause stiffened muscles and a loss of consciousness.
His parents said that their son had felt pain in his right groin for a week. A physical exam revealed that he had confusion and tenderness in the right…