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

Molecular epidemiology of giardiasis among Orang Asli in Malaysia: application of the triosephosphate isomerase gene.
 

Author(s): Tengku Shahrul Anuar, Siti Nor Azreen, Fatmah Md Salleh, Norhayati Moktar

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Giardia duodenalis is a flagellate parasite which has been considered the most common protozoa infecting human worldwide. Molecular characterization of G. duodenalis isolates have revealed the existence of eight groups (Assemblage A to H) which differ in their host distribution. Assemblages ...

Last Updated: 25 Feb 2014

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[Clinical features of giardiasis in different age groups of pediatric in-patients].
 

Author(s): Pedro Almirall, Maydel Alfonso, Ivonne Ávila, Yohana Salazar, Angel A Escobedo, Fidel A Núñez, Sergio Cimerman

Journal: Rev Chilena Infectol. 2013 Oct;30(5):502-6.

 

It has been suggested that the clinical features of giardiasis might vary in patients of different age groups.

Last Updated: 19 Nov 2013

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Prevalence of giardiasis in children attending semi-urban daycare centres in Guatemala and comparison of 3 giardia detection tests.
 

Author(s): Terri-Lynn Duffy, Gabriela Montenegro-Bethancourt, Noel W Solomons, Miodrag Belosevic, M Thomas Clandinin

Journal: J Health Popul Nutr. 2013 Jun;31(2):290-3.

 

Giardia intestinalis is an intestinal parasite widely prevalent in children attending daycare centres worldwide and has been associated with undernutrition. Stool samples from 48 Guatemalan children (aged 1.5-7 years) attending participating daycare centres were analyzed over five ...

Last Updated: 12 Aug 2013

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The terms "Giardiasis" returned 15 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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Parasitic Infections of the Gastrointestinal Tract
 

Status: Recruiting

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

 

Last Updated: 11 Nov 2014

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Diagnosis of Neglected Tropical Diseases Among Patients With Persistent Digestive Disorders
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Soil-transmitted Helminthiasis; Schistosomiasis; Strongyloidiasis; Shigellosis; Intestinal Salmonellosis; Campylobacteriosis; Aeromonas Spp. Infections; Giardiasis; Amoebiasis; Dientamoebiasis; Cryptosporidium Spp. Infections

 

Last Updated: 25 Nov 2014

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