SCOTT B. HALSTEAD, M.D.; ELVIO H. SADUN, SC.D.
An intestinal flagellate usually inhabiting the duodenum, Giardia lamblia, has often been associated with abdominal discomfort and mucoid diarrhea. Although this parasite has not been proved to be pathogenic and no histologic lesions have been shown to be caused by it, a number of reports have appeared in the literature suggesting a causal relationship of this parasite with a variety of gastrointestinal syndromes, predominantly diarrhea (1-5). Recent reviews of the literature are found in articles by Wanner, Atchley, and Wasley (1) and Cortner (2).
This case report associates an abdominal discomfort syndrome with Giardia infection and ingestion of meat of
HALSTEAD SB, SADUN EH. Alimentary Hypersensitivity Induced by Giardia Lamblia: Report of a Case of Acute Meat Intolerance. Ann Intern Med. ;62:564–569. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-62-3-564
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1965;62(3):564-569.
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