Intestinal infection caused by the protozoan parasite Giardia lamblia:
G. lamblia is also called Giardia duodenalis and Giardia intestinalis.
Infection results from ingestion of cysts,...
25–50% of infected persons are symptomatic.
Symptoms usually appear 1 to 2 weeks after exposure.
Persistent diarrhea, often >3 weeks (95%)
Abdominal cramps (70%)
No treatment required in asymptomatic patients
Cañete R, Rodríguez P, Mesa L, et al. Albendazole versus metronidazole in the treatment of adult giardiasis: a randomized, double-blind, clinical trial. Curr Med Res Opin. 201...
58265007 Giardiasis (disorder)
10679007 Infection by Giardia lamblia
Daycare facilities and public swimming pools are common sources of Giardia transmission (a history of camping or recent travel is not required for the diagnosis).
Abdominal bloating and...
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