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Indian J Gastroenterol. 2000 Jan-Mar;19(1):38-9.

Intestinal giardiasis: an unusual cause for hypoproteinemia.

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Department of Pediatrics, Seth G S Medical College, Mumbai.

Abstract

Malabsorption is a well-known complication of infection with Giardia lamblia. However, selective protein-losing enteropathy is rare. We report a child with anasarca due to hypoalbuminemia as a result of gastrointestinal protein loss. Investigations established giardiasis as the etiology. The child returned to normal health after treatment with metronidazole.

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10659492
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