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Giardiasis, balantidiasis, isosporiasis, and microsporidiosis 

Giardiasis, balantidiasis, isosporiasis, and microsporidiosis
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Giardiasis, balantidiasis, isosporiasis, and microsporidiosis
Author(s):

Martin F. Heyworth

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199204854.003.070808_update_008

Update:

Giardiasis – report that infection might predispose to irritable bowel syndrome and chronic fatigue; possible anti-giardial effect of proton pump inhibitors.

Updated on 30 Jul 2015. The previous version of this content can be found here.
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date: 12 December 2017

Infection with Giardia intestinalis, a flagellate protozoan that colonizes the lumen of the small intestine, is acquired by ingesting environmentally resistant cysts of the parasite, typically in water or food. Strains of the parasite that can potentially infect humans are harboured by various mammals, including dogs and cattle....

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