A report on a case of Giardia duodenalis

Authors

  • Sujata Pudasaini Nepal Medical College Teaching hospital, Kathmandu, Nepal http://orcid.org/0000-0001-9699-8204
  • Rakesh Pathak Nepal Medical College Teaching hospital, Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Satyam Upadhyaya Nepal Medical College Teaching hospital, Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Anna Sharma Nepal Medical College Teaching hospital, Kathmandu, Nepal

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3126/jpn.v7i2.18029

Keywords:

Biopsy, Endoscopic, Giardiasis, Giardia duodenalis, Trophozoites

Abstract

ABSTRACT

Giardia is caused by protozoa, Giardia lamblia. It is one of the most common causes of water born or food born diarrhea and it has a worldwide distribution. The prevalence is approximately 20-30% in developing countries. Giardia duodenalis is the most commonly reported intestinal protozoan in humans mainly affecting children. The infection is usually associated with malabsorption, weight loss and growth retardation.

We report a case of four years old boy who presented with diarrhea and malabsorption for last 2 years. Its clinical presentation and histopathological diagnosis on duodenal biopsy is discussed.

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Author Biographies

Sujata Pudasaini, Nepal Medical College Teaching hospital, Kathmandu, Nepal

Pathology

Rakesh Pathak, Nepal Medical College Teaching hospital, Kathmandu, Nepal

Pathology

Satyam Upadhyaya, Nepal Medical College Teaching hospital, Kathmandu, Nepal

Pediatrics

Anna Sharma, Nepal Medical College Teaching hospital, Kathmandu, Nepal

Pediatrics

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Published

2017-09-01

How to Cite

Pudasaini, S., Pathak, R., Upadhyaya, S., & Sharma, A. (2017). A report on a case of Giardia duodenalis. Journal of Pathology of Nepal, 7(2), 1218–1220. https://doi.org/10.3126/jpn.v7i2.18029

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Case Reports