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Case Rep Gastrointest Med. 2018 May 8;2018:8968976. doi: 10.1155/2018/8968976. eCollection 2018.

Intestinal Giardiasis Disguised as Ulcerative Colitis.

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1
Department of Gastroenterology, West China Hospital, Sichuan University, Chengdu, Sichuan Province, China.
2
Department of Parasitology, College of Basic and Forensic Medicine, Sichuan University, Chengdu, Sichuan Province, China.

Abstract

Parasite-associated colitis is quite rare in clinical practice of Ulcerative Colitis (UC). Here we reported an intestinal giardiasis case that has been diagnosed with UC. Further examination of stool revealed cysts of Giardia. This case completely responded to Albendazole. Giardiasis should be included for the differential diagnosis of UC.

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