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Can water parasites make you lose weight and cause a loss of appetite?

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Dr. Bac Nguyen
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In brief: Yes, in children

Giardiasis is a great example of this.
.It is generally a self-limited infection in adults, and rare instance of peristent infection can be easily treated with some antibiotic such as Metronidazole etc..But is young children, this bug can attach to the lining of small intestines causing malabsorption, disaccharidase deficiency, wt loss, and growth retardation etc..Consult your doc..Good luck.

In brief: Yes, in children

Giardiasis is a great example of this.
.It is generally a self-limited infection in adults, and rare instance of peristent infection can be easily treated with some antibiotic such as Metronidazole etc..But is young children, this bug can attach to the lining of small intestines causing malabsorption, disaccharidase deficiency, wt loss, and growth retardation etc..Consult your doc..Good luck.
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