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Do children grow out of protozoan infections?

Children do not grow out of protozoan infections. The single-celled parasites, called protozoa, that cause the condition can live in the body and continue to multiply and do damage. You should contact your child's pediatrician as soon as possible. Protozoan infections are usually treated with medication. Children with protozoan infections that are not treated with the medications that kill protozoa risk compromised mental and physical development or even death.

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