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Giardiasis, balantidiasis, isosporiasis, and microsporidiosis 

Giardiasis, balantidiasis, isosporiasis, and microsporidiosis
Giardiasis, balantidiasis, isosporiasis, and microsporidiosis

Martin F. Heyworth



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

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date: 27 September 2021

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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