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How do other illnesses affect parasitic intestinal infections?

Parasitic gastrointestinal infections are more likely to occur in individuals with compromised, or weakened, immune systems such as those with HIV/AIDS. Also, individuals with other preexisting gastrointestinal issues such as inflammatory bowel disease or intestinal absorption defects are may experience more serious parasitic disease symptoms. Relationship between parasitic gastrointestinal infections and other pathologies such as heart disease or diabetes has not been well characterized.

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