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Giardiasis is an infection that affects your small intestine, caused by microscopic parasites called giardia. Giardiasis is spread through contact with infected people and by eating contaminated food or drinking contaminated water. It is the most[read article]

Tests for Giardiasis

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A stool ova and parasites exam involves a laboratory analysis of a stool sample to check for parasites. Parasites are organisms that can live inside a host (the hum...  More
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Stool Examination
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Giardia Antigen (GEIA) Test
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A physical examination is a routine test your doctor performs to check your overall health. It is also known as a wellness check. A physical examination helps your ...  More
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A string test, also called the "Entero-test," is one type of test that may be used to detect the presence of parasites in the upper part of the small inte...  More
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Prescribed Medications for Giardiasis

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METRONIDAZOLE (me troe NI da zole) is an antiinfective. It is used to treat certain kinds of bacterial and protozoal infections. It will not work for colds, flu, or...  More
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TINIDAZOLE (tye NI da zole) is an antiinfective. It is used to treat amebiasis, giardiasis, trichomoniasis, and vaginosis. It will not work for colds, flu, or other...  More
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NITAZOXANIDE (nye ta ZOX a nide) is an anti-infective. It is used to treat diarrhea caused by some parasites.  More
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PAROMOMYCIN is an aminoglycoside antibiotic. It is used to treat certain kinds of bacterial infections and intestinal amebiasis. It is also used to treat the sympto...  More
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