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.
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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
MENITOVE JE, CITRO LA, BROWN PP, GABER EM, ZIEMINSKI JJ. Roentgenography and Giardiasis. Ann Intern Med. ;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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