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Can parasitic infection cause gastrointestinal fistula?

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Dr. Carlo Contreras answered

Specializes in Surgical Oncology

Yes, very rarely.: A fistula is an abnormal communication between two areas of the body. Any inflammatory or traumatic event can cause a fistula. Though very rare, in theory a parasitic infection could cause this.

Answered 6/20/2020

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Parasites: Yes, there are some parasites which can do this, including ascaris and several others.

Answered 7/23/2019

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