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Can parasitic infection cause gastrointestinal fistula?

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Dr. Carlo Contreras
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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.
Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 56 years experience
Parasites: Yes, there are some parasites which can do this, including ascaris and several others.

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