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3 year old with rotavirus infection. Dark stools with mucus. Could this be a parasitic infestation?

Hi, my 3 year old daughter was just tested for parasites by collecting her poo for the lab. The results came out normal and the doc now believes it to be rotavirus . Her stools are still abnormal and now I am seeing small dark thread-like things in her stool and it has become mucus-y. The lab tech told me that intestinal parasites are sneaky critters and that false normal screens can happen. Should I still be concerned that this could be parasites?
Asked On : Fri, 29 Mar 2013
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Pediatrician 's  Response
Feb 2013

Thank you for your query on Healthcare Magic.

Your child seems to have an episode of gastroenteritis.

Intestinal parasites usually don't cause diarrhea, but they lead to anemia, weight loss, perianal itching.\
Continue the medication as advised by your Pediatrician.

If there is a suspicision of worm infestation, stool to be tested for ova, cysts, and parasites.

Once the loose motions subside, deworming can be done later after the advise of your Pediatrician.

Hope I have answered your query.

Answered: Fri, 29 Mar 2013
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