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

Giardiasis surveillance -- United States, 2011-2012.
 

Author(s): Julia E Painter, Julia W Gargano, Sarah A Collier, Jonathan S Yoder,

Journal: MMWR Surveill Summ. 2015 May;64 Suppl 3():15-25.

 

Giardiasis is a nationally notifiable gastrointestinal illness caused by the protozoan parasite Giardia intestinalis.

Last Updated: 1 May 2015

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Refractory giardiasis: a molecular appraisal from a tertiary care centre in India.
 

Author(s): P Yadav, V Tak, B R Mirdha, G K Makharia

Journal: Indian J Med Microbiol. ;32(4):378-82.

 

The intestinal flagellate Giardia lamblia includes many genetically distinct assemblages, of which assemblage A and B, predominantly infect humans. Nitroimidazoles derivatives (metronidazole and tinidazole) and nitazoxanide are some of the therapeutic agents for treatment of giardiasis. ...

Last Updated: 9 Oct 2014

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Treatment of giardiasis after nonresponse to nitroimidazole.
 

Author(s): Eyal Meltzer, Tamar Lachish, Eli Schwartz

Journal: Emerging Infect. Dis.. 2014 Oct;20(10):1742-4.

 

During January 2008-October 2013, a total of 12 cases of giardiasis at the Chaim Sheba and Shaare Zedek Medical Centers, Israel, did not respond to nitroimidazole; 83.3% were associated with travel and 33% with immunoglobulin deficiency. Among 110 published cases, the most effective ...

Last Updated: 2 Oct 2014

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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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