A 21-year-old member asked:
Can viral infection cause gastrointestinal fistula?
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A Verified Doctoranswered
Surgical Oncology 20 years experience
Very rare, not impos: This is very rare, but not impossible. Any source of trauma or chronic inflammation can cause a gastrointestinal fistula.
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Dr. Kyle Cologneanswered
Colon and Rectal Surgery 15 years experience
No.: Viral infection cannot cause gastrointestinal fistula, or an abnormal connection between the intestine and another structure (e.g. The skin). This is caused by surgery, inflammatory bowel disease, cancer, radiation, or a variety of other causes, but not from a virus.
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Last updated Dec 24, 2014
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