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Intestinal giardiasis: the importance of serial filming.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3871567     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Intestinal giardiasis is a common enteric pathogen. Conventional diagnostic screening studies are only 50% accurate. Although radiologic abnormalities in the small intestine have been described, barium studies are often normal. Symptoms may be chronic and debilitating but are effectively treated with appropriate therapy. Three cases were encountered in which recognition of subtle radiographic abnormalities in the small intestine was responsible for proper diagnosis. These findings consisted of a progression from relatively normal jejunum on initial films to dilution, segmentation, and apparent increased fold thickness in the proximal small intestine on delayed films. When this pattern is identified, the radiologist may suggest the possibility of giardiasis and thus direct the referring physician to use definitive diagnostic procedures.
J Brandon; S N Glick; S K Teplick
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  AJR. American journal of roentgenology     Volume:  144     ISSN:  0361-803X     ISO Abbreviation:  AJR Am J Roentgenol     Publication Date:  1985 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1985-03-19     Completed Date:  1985-03-19     Revised Date:  2008-02-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7708173     Medline TA:  AJR Am J Roentgenol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  581-4     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Barium Sulfate / diagnostic use
Giardiasis / radiography*
Intestinal Diseases, Parasitic / radiography*
Reg. No./Substance:
7727-43-7/Barium Sulfate

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