Giardiasis-associated arthralgia in children.

  title={Giardiasis-associated arthralgia in children.},
  author={F Meza-Ort{\'i}z},
  journal={Archives of medical research},
  volume={32 3},
BACKGROUND Giardiasis is the most common intestinal parasitosis in Mexico. Usual symptoms of the acute infection are diarrhea, abdominal pain, nausea, and weight loss. Children are more frequently affected than adults. Various extra-intestinal manifestations have been reported, among which are arthritis and arthralgia. METHODS A series of 10 children with arthralgia and cysts of Giardia lamblia in feces seen during 13 years of private practice were presented. Ages ranged between 5 and 11… CONTINUE READING