Giardiasis (giardiasis) - a disease caused by single-celled parasite intestinal Giardia - Giardia (Lamblia) intestinalis, which is embedded in the intestinal tissue.
common among children as well as among certain categories
adults, in particular in humans, often traveling to developing countries,
as well as in patients with chronic pancreatitis, with low acidity
gastric juice and in people with stomach removed.
Transmission occurs by cysts of the parasite from person to person. Straight
transmission is direct contact with a sick person
with a healthy (including sexual intercourse), indirect - through dirty food
What are the symptoms of giardiasis
In most cases
the disease is asymptomatic. If it came to clinical
manifestations, symptoms of enteritis appear: nausea, excessive salivation, loss of
appetite, pain in the umbilical region, bloating. Stool 2-5 times
a day, a rich, liquid, foam, green, with a pungent odor.
In severe forms of the disease can interfere with the absorption of food, which is manifested weight loss.
Giardiasis can cause biliary dyskinesia, neurasthenic syndrome.
becomes protracted, if one disregards the personal
hygiene and swallows cysts pathogen isolated from the feces.
In other cases there may be self-healing.
How is the diagnosis and treatment of giardiasis
diagnosis of pathogen detection in samples of intestinal juice
(From the duodenum) and feces. As the disease can last
a long time, and parasites are displayed without a certain periodicity,
it may require repeated measurements.
for the treatment of
antiparasitic drugs used, restore the normal
intestinal flora. Of great importance is nutrition during