Watch this beautifully disgusting liver fluke parasite explore man’s innards

These are the only worms we'll welcome (and if you want 'em flat, you can smash 'em). If you want to see a large image of the flatworm in this story, however, <a href='//cdn.arstechnica.net/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/Screen-Shot-2019-11-08-at-3.53.01-PM.jpg'>here you go</a>.

Enlarge / These are the
only worms we’ll welcome (and if you want ’em flat, you can smash
’em). If you want to see a large image of the flatworm in this
story, however,
here you go
. (credit: Photo OP / Getty Images)

Doctors in California found a throng of flatworm parasites
overrunning a man’s innards—and they caught one of the little
beasts on a horrifying video.

The case began innocently enough: a 40-year-old man arrived at
an emergency room complaining of fatigue that had progressively
gotten worse over a three-month period.

Doctors ran blood tests that determined that the man was anemic.
They also found that he had high levels of white blood cells called
eosinophils, which usually indicate an infection or some other type
of disease. Last, they noted elevated alkaline phosphatase levels,
which can be a sign of liver trouble.

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Watch this beautifully disgusting liver fluke parasite explore man’s innards