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Giardiasis

Parasitology

Protozoa

  1. Lynne S. Garcia MS, MT, FAAM Director

Published Online: 15 MAR 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470688618.taw0177

Topley and Wilson's Microbiology and Microbial Infections

Topley and Wilson's Microbiology and Microbial Infections

How to Cite

Garcia, L. S. 2010. Giardiasis. Topley and Wilson's Microbiology and Microbial Infections. .

Author Information

  1. LSG and Associates, Santa Monica, CA, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 MAR 2010

Abstract

  • 1
    Introduction
  • 2
    Classification
  • 3
    Structure and Life Cycle
  • 4
    Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, and Genetics
  • 5
    Clinical Aspects
  • 6
    Immunology
  • 7
    Pathology
  • 8
    Diagnosis
  • 9
    Epidemiology
  • 10
    Chemotherapy
  • 11
    Integrated Control

Keywords:

  • Giardia lamblia-diagnosed flagellate in intestinal tract;
  • trophozoites-intestinal dwelling stages attached to epithelium of host villi;
  • encystation-specific vesicles;
  • cholesterol starvation-stimulating encystation;
  • excystation in duodenum;
  • aerotolerant anaerobes;
  • variant-specific surface proteins (VSP)-unique cysteine-rich zinc finger proteins;
  • giardiasis-common intestinal parasitic infections in humans