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Scratching an itch through the scalp to the brain August 5, 2010

Filed under: Science — ilcourtilcourt @ 18:50

That is one damn interesting read; just make sure you have mirror at hand before you start reading though (don’t say I did not warn you)

One morning, after she was awakened by her bedside alarm, she sat up and, she recalled, “this fluid came down my face, this greenish liquid.” She pressed a square of gauze to her head and went to see her doctor again. M. showed the doctor the fluid on the dressing. The doctor looked closely at the wound. She shined a light on it and in M.’s eyes. Then she walked out of the room and called an ambulance. Only in the Emergency Department at Massachusetts General Hospital, after the doctors started swarming, and one told her she needed surgery now, did M. learn what had happened. She had scratched through her skull during the night—and all the way into her brain.

via Scratching an itch through the scalp to the brain : The New Yorker.

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