Angiostrongyliasis or more commonly known as ‘rat lungworm disease’ has been linked with the consumption of raw vegetables infected with the larvae of the parasite Angiostrongylus cantonensis in the continental U.S.
Dr. Lionel Piroth and Dr. Marine Jacquier from the Centre Hospitalier Universitaire in Dijon reported in the New England Journal of Medicine, “A 35-year-old French woman presented to the emergency department with weakness, a feeling of electric shocks in both legs, and repeated falls; She reported that the symptoms had been progressing, and she noted that she had had difficulty riding her horse for the preceding three months.”
In the New England Journal of Medicine report, a woman aged 32 visited a rural place outside of Moscow. After some time, she observed a small lump under her left eye after taking a selfie. But after five days, it was found above the eye. After 10 days, her upper lip was found bulging.
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