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Are protozoan infections life-threatening?

Protozoan infections can be life-threatening, especially to children. Unless proper treatment is given, the single-celled parasites that cause the condition will continue to live in the body. Unchecked, these parasites can damage major organs, disrupt the body's normal functioning, and eventually be fatal.

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