Giardiasis: a review on assemblage distribution and epidemiology in India.

  title={Giardiasis: a review on assemblage distribution and epidemiology in India.},
  author={Shakti Laishram and Gagandeep Kang and Sitara Swarna Rao Ajjampur},
  journal={Indian journal of gastroenterology : official journal of the Indian Society of Gastroenterology},
  volume={31 1},
Giardiasis is a significant cause of diarrheal disease and associated morbidity in children and adults worldwide. In addition to diarrhea, it can also lead to malnutrition and cognitive deficits in children from developing countries. Giardia duodenalis is considered to be a species complex of several assemblages, of which assemblage A and B are predominantly associated with human infections. Assemblage type has been associated with risk of occurrence of symptoms and duration of illness. Hence… CONTINUE READING


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