Pediatrics

Pediatrics

Giardiasis

OVERVIEW: What every practitioner needs to know Are you sure your patient has giardiasis? What are the typical findings for this disease? Infection with Giardia typically presents with insidious symptoms developing over 1 to 2 weeks. Symptoms of acute giardiasis include: Watery diarrhea, frequently foul smelling with fatty stools Abdominal cramps and bloating Flatulence Acute…

Amebiasis

OVERVIEW: What every practitioner needs to know Are you sure your patient has amebiasis? What are the typical findings for this disease? Amebiasis is caused by the parasite Entamoeba histolytica. The most common symptom of infection is diarrhea. Dysentery can also develop. Abdominal pain or cough can be symptoms if there is a liver abscess,…

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