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Giardia

 [je-ahr´de-ah]
a genus of flagellate protozoa parasitic in the intestines of humans and other animals, which may cause protracted, intermittent diarrhea with symptoms suggesting malabsorption. G. lamb´lia (called also G. intestina´lis) causes giardiasis.
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Giardia

(jē-ar'dē-ă), Avoid the misspelling/mispronunciation Girardia.
A genus of parasitic flagellates that parasitize the small intestine of many mammals, including most domestic animals and humans; for example, Giardia bovis in cattle, Giardia canis in dogs, and Giardia cati in cats. Many species have been described, but current research suggests that these should be reduced to only two or three.
[Alfred Giard, Fr. biologist, 1846-1908]
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giardia

(jē-är′dē-ə, jär′-)
n.
Any of various flagellated, usually nonpathogenic protozoa of the genus Giardia that may be parasitic in the intestines of vertebrates including humans and most domestic animals.
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Gi·ar·di·a

(jē-ahr'dē-ă)
A genus of flagellates that parasitize the small intestine of human beings, domestic and wild mammals, and birds.
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Gi·ar·di·a

(jē-ahr'dē-ă)
A genus of flagellates that parasitizes the small intestine of human beings, domestic and wild mammals, and birds.
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In addition, try to determine where she got the giardia to begin with and take action to avoid those areas.
The most common intestinal parasites in males were; Giardia lamblia, Entamoeba histolytica, Ascaris lumbricoides and Trichuris trichiura with prevalence rates 1.13 %, 0.87 %, 0.73 % and 0.37 %, while in females were; Ascaris lumbricoides, Entamoeba histolytica, Trichuris trichiura and Giardia lamblia with prevalence rates 1.12 %, 0.69 %, 0.69 % and 0.48 %, respectively.
In this laboratory diagnosis study, for the diagnosis of samples contaminated with Giardia, 200 excrement samples of male BALB/c mice were chosen, with 20 g of human samples contaminated with Giardia at the ratio of 2:10.
Two major reasons to search new drugs are the increment of resistant strains and the need to give alternatives in the Giardia treatment with only one dose, high efficiency, and less side effects; natural medicine is a viable alternative.
Previous studies [6, 19, 20] have indicated that the genome of the eukaryotic protist Giardia is compact in structure, contains few introns, and has simplified machinery for DNA replication and transcription.
La Giardia spp es un parasito mioflagelado, el cual presenta un tropismo por las membranas de la mucosa duodenal [30].
Key words: Giardia lamblia, Cryptosporidium spp, Strongyloides stercoralis, Diarrhea, Human Immunodeficiency Virus
Table 1: Prevalence of Intestinal Parasites in patients having Haematological Malignancies (n=125) Parasites Detected Age in Years Total Eh Gl Bh Al Ad Males 3-10 18 4 6 2 1 0 11-20 1 0 1 0 0 0 21-30 1 1 0 0 0 0 31-40 9 1 4 0 0 1 41-50 26 6 2 2 0 0 51-60 28 6 3 3 1 0 Total 83 (66.4%) 18 16 7 2 1 Parasites Detected Age in Years Total Eh Gl Bh Al Ad Females 3-10 9 0 3 2 0 0 11-20 0 0 0 0 0 0 21-30 1 0 0 1 0 0 31-40 4 1 0 0 1 0 41-50 14 2 2 3 0 0 51-60 14 0 3 5 0 1 Total 42 (33.6%) 3 8 1 1 1 Age in Years Total Total Patients Parasites 3-10 27 18 11-20 1 1 21-30 2 2 31-40 13 8 41-50 40 17 51-60 42 22 Total 125 (100%) 68 (54.4%) Eh-Entamoeba histolytica/dispar, Gl- Giardia lamblia, Bh- Blastocystis hominis.
The enteric protozoan Giardia lamblia is one of the most common non viral causes of diarrhea in human, it infects a wide range of verteberates including human.