The Diagnosis and Treatment of Lambliasis
Giardia lamblia is a parasite of the small intestine, which in man is also found in the duodenum. Its occurrence is no longer, as was previously the case, confined to tropical countries, but nowadays is increasingly commoner in temperate countries. Lamblia cysts are transmitted via water which has not been purified or by the consumption of uncooked contaminated foodstuffs. Flies appear to play a part in the spread of the infection: lamblia cysts pass undamaged through the gut of these insects.
KeywordsSmall Intestine Stool Specimen Stool Examination Temperate Country Epigastric Tenderness
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