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Doctors pull more than 100 worms growing in elderly man’s nose

By Mason White 1:44 PM March 27, 2015
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By: Chan Yuan
A man who checked himself into a hospital after suffering from nose bleeds, was found to have more than 100 worms living in his nose, doctors in Brazil said.

The shocking discovery was made during a medical examination at the Clinics Hospital in Sao Paulo.

The 65-year-old man came to the hospital after suffering bleeding from his nose for a week.

The man, who had previously undergone surgery to remove a tumor in the nasal passage, had also complained of aches on the left side of the nose, difficulty breathing, a foul odor and swelling around the eyes.

He was diagnosed with nasal myiasis, which is an infection of the skin by developing larvae.

Treatment involved local application of saline solution and daily removal of larvae, guided by the use of a nasal endoscopy.

After four days, his symptoms cleared and has since made a full recovery.