A 21-year-old member asked:
Can parasitic infection cause gastrointestinal fistula?
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A Verified Doctoranswered
Surgical Oncology 20 years experience
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.
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Dr. Martin Raffanswered
Infectious Disease 58 years experience
Parasites: Yes, there are some parasites which can do this, including ascaris and several others.
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Last updated Jun 20, 2020
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