Giardiasis

Common Name(s)

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 154 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: 13 Sep 2017

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Diffuse Nodular Lymphoid Hyperplasia of the Intestine Caused by Common Variable Immunodeficiency and Refractory Giardiasis.
 

Author(s): Jung Hye Choi, Dong Soo Han, Jieun Kim, Kijong Yi, Young-Ha Oh, Yongsoo Kim

Journal: Intern. Med.. 2017 ;56(3):283-287.

 

Diffuse nodular lymphoid hyperplasia of the gastrointestinal tract is a rare disease characterized by numerous small polypoid nodules in the small intestine, large intestine, or both. It is associated with immunodeficiency and infection, such as Giardia lamblia and Helicobacter pylori. ...

Last Updated: 3 Feb 2017

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Giardia-specific cellular immune responses in post-giardiasis chronic fatigue syndrome.
 

Author(s): Kurt Hanevik, Einar Kristoffersen, Kristine Mørch, Kristin Paulsen Rye, Steinar Sørnes, Staffan Svärd, Øystein Bruserud, Nina Langeland

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The role of pathogen specific cellular immune responses against the eliciting pathogen in development of post-infectious chronic fatigue syndrome (PI-CFS) is not known and such studies are difficult to perform. The aim of this study was to evaluate specific anti-Giardia cellular immunity ...

Last Updated: 28 Jan 2017

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

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 ...

Last Updated: 19 Sep 2016

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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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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: 14 Sep 2017

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