maggots in brain! WARNING!

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MaxDSP

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can somebody tell me what the story is? dont wanna click on the link...at work rite now
 

iwearnosox

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Oct 26, 2000
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Originally posted by: MaxDSP
can somebody tell me what the story is? dont wanna click on the link...at work rite now

You can click it, just dont scroll all the way down...
 

Renob

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Jun 18, 2000
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ya, i'm curious to learn about how they'd treat something like that.

a bug zapper or raid.
 

Growltiger

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Well, maggots are very efficient at cleaning wounds. I saw a Discovery special about and it was actually very interesting, although a little odd for treatment. I'm not sure how I would react if a Dr. wanted to use maggots to treat my wound.

For nonbelievers - BBC news article
 

BmXStuD

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Warning this is NFBSK and if snopes want to move it to NFBSK or even delete it, I will understand. This is being discussed on AFU and many think the picture is real. I will not post the picture here and be warned that it is pretty disgusting. Here's the story:

This chap gets an ingrown hair. It gets infected, now he has a boil. Ought to go to the doc and get it lanced, but he doesn't.

Weeks pass.

The boil grows, eroding downward toward his skull. Ought to go to the hospital in a jiffy, but he doesn't.

Weeks pass.

The infection reaches his skull. Bone, once infected, presents little barrier to spread of infection to contiguous bone, and so it spreads within his skull. Ought to spend a good long time in the hospital, but he doesn't. The bone dies, and begins to erode.

Weeks pass.

At some point, the smell attracts flies, which begin to lay eggs in his festering wound, and maggots take hold.

Weeks pass.

The infection breaches the inner layer of his skull, and reaches the meninges.

Weeks pass.

Though their tensile strength is impressive, the meninges are quite thin, and the infection breaches them. Now, infection and maggots set to work on his brain. Your brain just isn't supposed to be on your outside, and presents almost no barrier to anything when exposed. Infection and maggots get to work on his brain. This makes him feel a little wobbly on his feet, and so, what do you know, he decides to see the doctor.

He walks into the Stanford Emergency Hospital, where these photos were taken, just as you see him here .

The photos show open skull with maggots crawling around: You can see them at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/trinbago/message/528

Another link to the pictures and a better explanation:

http://gelatinous.com/danh/temp/Absolute_Worst_Thing_Ever/

Bev "hesitant about posting this" Hamilton
 

Looney

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The thing you just quoted was the urban myth part of the story. The real story isn't as elaborate.