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Giardia

[je′ärd·ē·ə]
(invertebrate zoology)
A genus of zooflagellates that inhabit the intestine of numerous vertebrates, and may cause diarrhea in humans.
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Various groupings of giardia are referred to as "assemblages/Think of these as "species" of this protozoal parasite.
Seven intestinal parasites; five helminths (Ascaris lumbricoides, Enterobius vermicularis, Trichuris trichiura, Hymenolepis nana and Taenia saginata) and two Protozoa (Entamoeba histolytica and Giardia lamblia) were reported in this study (Table I).
Martin made his plea after sevenyear-old son Tolan, who has severe autism, began to suffer from Giardiasis, a stomach complaint caused by microscopic parasites called giardia intestinalis that live in the intestines of animals and humans.
The Tri-Combo Parasite Screen test is an enzyme immunoassay for the simultaneous qualitative detection of Giardia spp., Cryptosporidium spp., and/or E.
Therefore, it is necessary to find a confident, simple and low cost method for the diagnosis of Giardia. Therefore, in responding to the choice of a more sensitive, low cost and performable method in the diagnosis laboratory, three methods, namely sucrose gradient, wet mount and formalin-ether in excrement samples of BALB/c mice contaminated with Giardia were investigated.
Smears were observed at 1000x magnification for the detection of Giardia sp.
Actually research studies focused on the search of new and better drugs against Giardia intestinalis are made in endemic areas, follow strategies to develop giardicides, and reevaluate the characteristics of existent drugs [11].
Four classes of giardins, [alpha], [beta], [gamma], and [delta], have been identified as cytoskeleton components of the Giardia. The genome of G.
N'Guessan et al., "Prevalences et polyparasitisme des protozoaires intestinaux et reepartition spatiale d'Entamoeba histolytica/Entamoeba dispar et Giardia intestinalis chez des eleves en zone rurale de la region de Man en Cete-dIvoire," Cahiers Sante, vol.