Giardiasis

A giardiasis is an infection with the flagellated Giardia intestinalis (lamblia). The infection can be asymptomatic or cause symptoms ranging from intermittent flatulence to chronic malabsorption. The diagnosis is made by detecting the pathogen in fresh stool specimens or duodenal fluid or by the detection of Giardia antigen in stool. The treatment is carried out with metronidazole, tinidazole or nitazoxanide or during pregnancy with Furazolidone and paromomycin. Trophozoites of Giardia…

September 3, 2018
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