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 159 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Perceived food intolerance and irritable bowel syndrome in a population 3 years after a giardiasis-outbreak: a historical cohort study.
 

Author(s): Sverre Litleskare, Knut-Arne Wensaas, Geir Egil Eide, Kurt Hanevik, Gudrun Elise Kahrs, Nina Langeland, Guri Rortveit

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Studies have shown an increased prevalence of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) after acute gastroenteritis. Food as a precipitating and perpetuating factor in IBS has gained recent interest, but food intolerance following gastroenteritis is less investigated. The aims of this study ...

Last Updated: 20 Nov 2015

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Control of Giardiasis by Interleukin-17 in Humans and Mice--Are the Questions All Answered?
 

Author(s): Steven M Singer

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For years, studies of the immune response to Giardia lamblia infection focused on the production of IgA by infected hosts and antigenic variation by the parasite to escape destruction by this IgA. A new study by Hanevik and colleagues (C. S. Saghaug, S. Sørnes, D. Peirasmaki, S. ...

Last Updated: 9 Jan 2016

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Investigation of Volatile Organic Compounds Emitted from Faeces for the Diagnosis of Giardiasis.
 

Author(s): Ashley Bond, April Vernon, Sophie Reade, Arno Mayor, Corrado Minetti, Jonathan Wastling, Kenneth Lamden, Chris Probert

Journal: J Gastrointestin Liver Dis. 2015 Sep;24(3):281-6.

 

Giardiasis is a common intestinal infection caused by the flagellated intestinal protozoan Giardia duodenalis. Several methods are available for the laboratory diagnosis of Giardia, ranging from the microscopic identification of the parasite trophozoite and cyst stages, to immunodiagnosis ...

Last Updated: 25 Sep 2015

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The terms "Giardiasis" returned 16 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Efficacy of 5-nitroimidazoles for the treatment of giardiasis: a systematic review of randomized controlled trials.
 

Author(s): Vinay Pasupuleti, Angel Arturo Escobedo, Abhishek Deshpande, Priyaleela Thota, Yuani Roman, Adrian V Hernandez

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Giardiasis is one of the most common causes of diarrheal disease worldwide and 5-nitroimidazoles (5-NI) are the most commonly prescribed drugs for the treatment of giardiasis. We evaluated the efficacy of 5-nitroimidazoles (5-NI) in the treatment of giardiasis in a systematic review ...

Last Updated: 14 Mar 2014

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Human giardiasis in Serbia: asymptomatic vs symptomatic infection.
 

Author(s): A Nikolić, I Klun, B Bobić, V Ivović, M Vujanić, T Zivković, O Djurković-Djaković

Journal: Parasite. 2011 May;18(2):197-201.

 

Despite the public health importance of giardiasis in all of Europe, reliable data on the incidence and prevalence in Western Balkan Countries (Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Montenegro and FYR Macedonia) are scarce, and the relative contribution of waterborne and food-borne, ...

Last Updated: 17 Jun 2011

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Is human giardiasis caused by two different Giardia species?
 

Author(s): Jon Jerlström-Hultqvist, Johan Ankarklev, Staffan G Svärd

Journal: Gut Microbes. ;1(6):379-82.

 

We have recently sequenced the genome of the human Giardia intestinalis assemblage B isolate GS.1 comparisons to the earlier sequenced genome of the human assemblage A isolate WB showed that the average amino acid identity in 4,300 orthologous proteins was only 78%. Here we discuss ...

Last Updated: 28 Jul 2011

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Treatment of Giardia Lamblia Infections in Children
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: GIARDIASIS

 

Last Updated: 20 Oct 2016

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Auranofin Trial for GI Protozoa
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Amoebic Dysentery; Giardiasis

 

Last Updated: 1 Sep 2016

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Parasitic Infections of the Gastrointestinal Tract
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Amebiasis; Cryptosporidiosis; Giardiasis; Parasitic Disease; Parasitic Intestinal Disease; Gastrointestinal Helminth Infections

 

Last Updated: 31 Aug 2016

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