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Do protozoan infections affect children differently than adults?

Protozoan infections are serious medical conditions for anyone, but they can have an especially devastating effect on children. The condition is caused by single-celled parasites that reside in the body and multiply. These parasites, referred to as protozoa, interfere with normal physical and mental development in children. If left untreated they can be fatal.

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