Unspecified protozoal disease is caused by an infection of a single-celled organism, known as a protozoan. Protozoans are microscopic parasites that can live and reproduce in the human body.
Diagnosis of unspecified protozoal disease is usually made through a physical examination, which may include a blood test. If the symptoms are severe, a stool sample or other sample of bodily fluid may be taken for further testing.
Other parasitic infections, such as giardiasis and amoebiasis, must be ruled out in order to accurately diagnose unspecified protozoal disease.
Treatment for unspecified protozoal disease depends on the specific type of protozoan causing the infection. Antiparasitic medications are often used to treat the infection and reduce symptoms.
The prognosis for unspecified protozoal disease is generally good if the infection is treated promptly and correctly. Most people make a full recovery without any long-term complications.