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How is parasitic gastrointestinal infection diagnosed?

The diagnosis of parasitic gastrointestinal infection is generally an uncomplicated process. Your doctor will likely interview you with regard to your symptoms and perform a physical examination. Further evaluation may include blood tests, imaging studies, endoscopic examination, and microscopic inspection and other testing of the stool. The diagnosis of parasitic gastrointestinal infection is based on clinical history and the presence of parasites in the stool.

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