Parasitology 1-G.lamblia & E.Histolytica

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Questions:

Q. What disease is caused by Giardia Lamblia?

Q. How is Giardia Lamblia Transmitted?

Q. How is Giardia Lamblia diagnosed?

Q. How is Giardia Lamblia infection treated?

Q. What diseases are caused by Entamoeba histolytica?

Q. How is E. Histolytica transmitted?

Q. How is E. Histolytica Infection diagnosed?

Q. How is E. Histolytica infection treated?

Answers:

Q. What disease is caused by Giardia Lamblia?

Giardiasis: bloating, flatulence

  • Foul-smelling, fatty diarrhea
  • Often seen in campers/hikers

Q. How is Giardia Lamblia Transmitted?

Cysts in Water

Q. How is Giardia Lamblia diagnosed?

Trophozites or Cysts in stool.

Q. How is Giardia Lamblia infection treated?

Metronidazole.

Q. What diseases are caused by Entamoeba histolytica?

Amebiasis: bloody diarrhea (dysentery) , liver abscess (“anchovy paste ” exudate), RUQ pain.

(histology shows flask-shaped ulcer if submucosal abscess of colon ruptures)

Q. How is E. Histolytica transmitted?

Cysts in water.

Q. How is E. Histolytica Infection diagnosed?

Serology and/or trophozoites (RBCs in the cytoplasm) or cysts (with multiple nuclei) in stool.

Q. How is E. Histolytica infection treated?

  • Metronidazole
  • Iodoquinol for asymptomatic stool passers

 
 
 

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