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Can parasitic infection cause gastrointestinal fistula?

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Dr. Carlo Contreras
Surgery - Oncology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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. Carlo Contreras
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Dr. Martin Raff
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease

In brief: Parasites

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

In brief: Parasites

Yes, there are some parasites which can do this, including ascaris and several others.
Dr. Martin Raff
Dr. Martin Raff
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