Is it normal to get a colonoscopy for malaria?

My girlfriend is in Africa and has Malaria. The hospital is telling her she needs to have a Colonoscopy done? Is this normal to ask for this procedure?

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If they are treating her for malaria and she is not getting better and she has some GI symptoms, it may be advisable to get a colonoscopy. I am not aware of any colon involvement of malaria.

It is not common to have a colonscopy as part of the work up for Malaria. The colonoscopy may be recommended due to other symptoms.

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