Tingling in Legs Turned Out to Be Parasitic Worm in French Woman’s Spine

The woman who came into the emergency room in Dijon, France, said she had been having difficulty riding her horse for three months. Her symptoms had only gotten worse, from weakness to falls to feeling electric shocks in both legs.

After a battery of tests, doctors discovered a parasitic worm hiding out in her spine.

When Drs. Marine Jacquier and Lionel Piroth of the Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Dijon conducted an MRI exam of her spine, they found an abnormal lobed lump in her ninth...

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