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Is parasitic gastrointestinal infection serious?

Parasitic gastrointestinal infections, in terms of symptoms, can range from mild to life-threatening. Mild cases may come with no symptoms whatsoever and may resolve spontaneously with the passage of time. More serious infections may require medical care and even hospitalization for intravenous therapy. In life-threatening cases of parasitic gastrointestinal infection, dehydration is likely to be a significant component of the illness.

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