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Cause of woman’s severe pain found to be fruit-fly larva living in her ear

Discussion in 'Bizarre and Off-Beat News' started by Steely Dan, Feb 24, 2014.

  1. Steely Dan

    Steely Dan Former Member

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    http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/oddnews...ning--contains-graphic-images--200248660.html

    Cause of woman’s severe pain found to be fruit-fly larva living in her ear (Warning: contains graphic images)
    By Charlene Sakoda February 13, 2014 3:02 PM Odd News

    Emergency doctors in Taiwan who were treating a woman’s severe ear ache discovered that the pain was caused by fruit-fly larva living in her ear canal. The nightmarish find was documented in the New England Journal of Medicine. The physicians recorded video (that can be viewed here) of the patient’s ear canal, which, as you can imagine, shouldn’t be watched by those with a weak stomach.

    The 48-year-old woman wore a hearing aid and when doctors removed the device, a bloody discharge was found in her left ear and “skin over the floor of the auditory canal, close to the eardrum, was eroded.”...


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    Hey! I'm eating lunch here..for the love of Pete!
     
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    Steely Dan Former Member

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    :giggle: I hope there's no fruit flies in your lunch.
     

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