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giardiasis

Wednesday 9 November 2016

lambliasis

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Definition: Giardiasis is a zoonotic parasitic disease caused by the flagellate protozoan Giardia lamblia (also sometimes called Giardia intestinalis and Giardia duodenalis).

The giardia organism inhabits the digestive tract of a wide variety of domestic and wild animal species, as well as humans. It is one of the most common pathogenic parasitic infections in humans worldwide; in 2013, there were about 280 million people worldwide with symptomatic giardiasis.

Giardia lamblia (synonymous with Lamblia intestinalis and Giardia duodenalis) is a flagellated protozoan parasite that colonizes and reproduces in the small intestine, causing giardiasis / lambliasis.

Images

- Giardia / lamblia

Digital cases

- Case 40 (HPC:40) : Duodenal lambliasis (Duodenal giardiasis)
- Case 173 (HPC:173) : Duodenal lambliasis (Duodenal giardiasis)

See also

- digestive infections

  • protozoan digestive infections