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How are parasitic infections diagnosed?

Parasitic infections are usually diagnosed through the symptoms most commonly associated with them. A person's exposure to areas or situations in which parasites thrive can aid that diagnosis. A sample of blood, feces, urine, skin, or phlegm can then be tested for signs of the presence of the parasite, its eggs, or the parasite itself to confirm the diagnosis.

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