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Diagnosis of Giardia lamblia infection as a cause of diarrhoea.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  62176     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Retrospective analysis of the records of 31 patients diagnosed as having Giardia lamblia infection in our hospital over a five-year period suggests that the condition is not considered often or early enough. Adult patients particularly "suffer" more, having to endure more investigations (mean of 16) than do symptomatic children (mean of 6) before a diagnosis is made. The length of time to reach the diagnosis from first referral further supports this view, being almost seven weeks in adults and three weeks in children--both groups having had symptoms for an average of seven months before referral.
E J Eastham; A P Douglas; A J Watson
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Lancet     Volume:  2     ISSN:  0140-6736     ISO Abbreviation:  Lancet     Publication Date:  1976 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1976-12-30     Completed Date:  1976-12-30     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  2985213R     Medline TA:  Lancet     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  950-1     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Diarrhea / etiology*,  microbiology
Feces / microbiology
Giardia / isolation & purification
Giardiasis / complications,  diagnosis*,  microbiology
Intestinal Mucosa / pathology

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