Doctors find live snail in California boy’s elbow abscess

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Date: February 12th, 2018

Category: Nutty News

snailPediatricians in Los Angeles said they were treating an 11-year-old boy’s skin abscess when they made an unusual discovery — a live snail inside the wound.

Dr. Albert Khait, an assistant professor of pediatrics at Loma Linda University in Los Angeles, said in a case report published by website BMJ Case Reports that an 11-year-old boy came into the pediatric ward with a skin abscess about a week after he scraped his elbow in a tide pool on a California beach.  More

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