Giardiasis

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Giardiasis

Giardiasis is an infectious disease spread by the parasite Giardia that affects the stomach and bowels, and is a common cause of diarrhea. The disease is spread when people swallow food or water that has been contaminated by the parasite. Giardiasis is commonly spread when people do not wash their hands with soap and water or change a diaper and then later eat, smoke, or touch other things. Giardiasis can also be spread by animals. Symptoms of giardiasis include diarrhea, abdominal cramps, bloating, increased gas, weakness, loss of appetite, weight loss, and foul-smelling soft stools. These symptoms generally appear seven to ten days after infection. There are several medications available to treat giardiasis.

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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Giardiasis" returned 160 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

The influence of serial fecal sampling on the diagnosis of giardiasis in humans, dogs, and cats.
 

Author(s): Flávia Fernandes de Mendonça Uchôa, Adriana Pittella Sudré, Daniel de Barros Macieira, Nádia Regina Pereira Almosny

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Giardia infection is a common clinical problem in humans and pets. The diagnosis of giardiasis is challenging as hosts intermittently excrete protozoan cysts in their feces. In the present study, we comparatively evaluated two methods of serial fecal sampling in humans, dogs, and ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Giardiasis Diagnosis and Treatment Practices Among Commercially Insured Persons in the United States.
 

Author(s): Karlyn D Beer, Sarah A Collier, Fan Du, Julia W Gargano

Journal: Clin. Infect. Dis.. 2017 05;64(9):1244-1250.

 

Giardiasis, the most common enteric parasitic infection in the United States, causes an estimated 1.2 million episodes of illness annually. Published clinical recommendations include readily available Giardia-specific diagnostic testing and antiparasitic drugs. We investigated sequences ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Significance of Nitric Oxide Level in Giardiasis.
 

Author(s): Mitra Zarebavani, Delaram Dargahi, Nahid Einollahi, Nasrin Dashti, Fatemeh Safari, Mostafa Rezaeian

Journal: Clin. Lab.. 2017 Jan;63(1):47-52.

 

Giardiasis is one of the most prevalent intestinal protozoa infections in humans. Nowadays, nitric oxide (NO) is known to be involved in the immune system against Giardia intestinalis. Therefore, the aim of the present study was to evaluate the level of NO in individuals with giardiasis ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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The terms "Giardiasis" returned 19 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Giardiasis as a neglected disease in Brazil: Systematic review of 20 years of publications.
 

Author(s): Camila Henriques Coelho, Maurício Durigan, Diego Averaldo Guiguet Leal, Adriano de Bernardi Schneider, Regina Maura Bueno Franco, Steven M Singer

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Giardiasis is an intestinal infection that affects more than two hundred million people annually worldwide; it is caused by the flagellated protozoan Giardia duodenalis. In tropical countries and in low or middle-income settings, like Brazil, its prevalence can be high. There is currently ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Combination therapy in the management of giardiasis: What laboratory and clinical studies tell us, so far.
 

Author(s): Angel A Escobedo, Marco Lalle, Nana I Hrastnik, Alfonso J Rodríguez-Morales, Enrique Castro-Sánchez, Sérgio Cimerman, Pedro Almirall, Jony Jones

Journal: Acta Trop.. 2016 Oct;162():196-205.

 

Treatment failures in patients suffering from giardiasis are not uncommon feature. The most frequent approach in these cases is to treat these patients with longer repeated courses and/or higher doses of the primary therapy, or using drugs from a different class to avoid potential ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Giardiasis outbreaks in the United States, 1971-2011.
 

Author(s): E A Adam, J S Yoder, L H Gould, M C Hlavsa, J W Gargano

Journal: Epidemiol. Infect.. 2016 Oct;144(13):2790-801.

 

Giardia intestinalis is the leading parasitic aetiology of human enteric infections in the United States, with an estimated 1·2 million cases occurring annually. To better understand transmission, we analysed data on all giardiasis outbreaks reported to the Centers for Disease Control ...

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Treatment of Giardia Lamblia Infections in Children
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: GIARDIASIS

 

Last Updated: 10 Aug 2017

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Auranofin Trial for GI Protozoa
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Amoebic Dysentery; Giardiasis

 

Last Updated: 3 May 2018

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Intestinal Parasites in Inhabitants of Kuyavian-Pomeranian Province in Poland
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Intestinal Disease, Parasitic; Chronic Disease

 

Last Updated: 30 Mar 2018

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