JAY E. MENITOVE, M.D.; LAURENCE A. CITRO, M.D.; PHILLIP P. BROWN, M.D.; EDWARD M. GABER, M.D.; JOHN J. ZIEMINSKI, M.D.
To the editor: Giardia lamblia has been implicated as the cause of a community wide outbreak of gastrointestinal illness in Rome, New York (1). Although roentgenographic characteristics of the small bowel are nonspecific and abnormalities occur at a variable rate in patients with giardiasis, the physicians at Griffiss Air Force Base, Rome, New York, made their initial epidemic-related diagnosis with the aid of upper gastrointestinal studies and small-bowel follow-through examination. Thickened folds and flocculation of barium were seen in the small bowel of a patient with protracted diarrhea. The stool contained G. lamblia cysts, and recovery from symptoms rapidly followed
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MENITOVE JE, CITRO LA, BROWN PP, GABER EM, ZIEMINSKI JJ. Roentgenography and Giardiasis. Ann Intern Med. 1978;88:719. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-88-5-719_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1978;88(5):719.
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