PMID: 4012271Apr 1, 1985Paper

Clinical studies in adults presenting with giardiasis to a gastro-intestinal unit

Scottish Medical Journal
J Gillon


Eight adults presenting with giardiasis to a gastrointestinal unit during a two year period were studied in detail. Symptoms were varied, diarrhoea occurring in only five patients. Four of the eight gave a history of travel to endemic zones, and three of those who gave no such history had possible predisposing conditions (gastric surgery (2), and borderline IgA deficiency (1]. Most patients exhibited mild malabsorption of fat and vitamin B12, and some abnormality of jejunal disaccharidases was usual. Jejunal histology varied from normal to partial villous atrophy, and the intraepithelial lymphocyte count was raised in those patients with the most marked histological abnormality. Treatment with metronidazole was uniformly successful, and most of the above abnormalities reverted to normal within a month of treatment.


Jan 22, 1979·Nature·A K Bingham, E A Meyer
Aug 1, 1978·Australian and New Zealand Journal of Medicine·V M DuncombeR L Crouch
Feb 9, 1978·The New England Journal of Medicine·M S Wolfe
Jan 1, 1978·Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene·A M TomkinsW P James
May 1, 1977·Gut·S G WrightD S Ridley
Sep 1, 1976·Acta paediatrica Scandinavica·A FergusonR R Townley
Dec 1, 1976·Australian and New Zealand Journal of Medicine·W JenningsD P Reid
Feb 1, 1973·Annals of Internal Medicine·R A GiannellaN Zamcheck
Sep 1, 1974·The American Journal of Digestive Diseases·E G Jones, W R Brown
May 20, 1972·British Medical Journal·T AnderssonG Sterner
Sep 1, 1972·The American Journal of Digestive Diseases·H H Zinneman, A P Kaplan
Jan 1, 1980·American Journal of Epidemiology·E A Meyer, E L Jarroll


Jan 1, 1997·Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition·M J Farthing
Jan 11, 2017·Digestive Diseases and Sciences·Haley M ZylberbergBenjamin Lebwohl
Sep 1, 1988·Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology·C ScheurlenJ Lamina
Dec 1, 1993·Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene·M J Farthing
Nov 1, 1992·Journal of Clinical Pathology·C DoglioniG Viale

Related Concepts

Breathalyzer Tests
Intestinal Diseases, Parasitic
Structure of Intestinal Gland

Trending Feeds


Coronaviruses encompass a large family of viruses that cause the common cold as well as more serious diseases, such as the ongoing outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19; formally known as 2019-nCoV). Coronaviruses can spread from animals to humans; symptoms include fever, cough, shortness of breath, and breathing difficulties; in more severe cases, infection can lead to death. This feed covers recent research on COVID-19.

Evolution of Pluripotency

Pluripotency refers to the ability of a cell to develop into three primary germ cell layers of the embryo. This feed focuses on the mechanisms that underlie the evolution of pluripotency. Here is the latest research.

Lipidomics & Rhinovirus Infection

Lipidomics can be used to examine the lipid species involved with pathogenic conditions, such as viral associated inflammation. Discovered the latest research on Lipidomics & Rhinovirus Infection.

Alzheimer's Disease: MS4A

Variants within the membrane-spanning 4-domains subfamily A (MS4A) gene cluster have recently been implicated in Alzheimer's disease in genome-wide association studies. Here is the latest research on Alzheimer's disease and MS4A.

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Chronic fatigue syndrome is a disease characterized by unexplained disabling fatigue; the pathology of which is incompletely understood. Discover the latest research on chronic fatigue syndrome here.

Torsion Dystonia

Torsion dystonia is a movement disorder characterized by loss of control of voluntary movements appearing as sustained muscle contractions and/or abnormal postures. Here is the latest research.

Generating Insulin-Secreting Cells

Reprogramming cells or using induced pluripotent stem cells to generate insulin-secreting cells has significant therapeutic implications for diabetics. Here is the latest research on generation of insulin-secreting cells.

Central Pontine Myelinolysis

Central Pontine Myelinolysis is a neurologic disorder caused most frequently by rapid correction of hyponatremia and is characterized by demyelination that affects the central portion of the base of the pons. Here is the latest research on this disease.

Epigenome Editing

Epigenome editing is the directed modification of epigenetic marks on chromatin at specified loci. This tool has many applications in research as well as in the clinic. Find the latest research on epigenome editing here.