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What is the treatment for parasitic gastrointestinal infection?

Treatment of parasitic gastrointestinal infection depends on the organism involved and the severity of the illness. Mild to moderate cases can usually be managed with oral fluids and prescription  drugs (such as antiprotozoals, antihelmintics, amebicides, etc., depending on the kind of organism involved). More severe cases, as well as those involving the very young, the very old, or individuals with a weakened immune system, may require hospitalization for intravenous fluids and antiparasitic therapy.

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