Histopathology in giardiasis: a correlation with diarrhoea.

@article{Duncombe1978HistopathologyIG,
  title={Histopathology in giardiasis: a correlation with diarrhoea.},
  author={Vic M. Duncombe and Terry Dorcen Bolin and Alexander E. Davis and Adrian G. Cummins and Robert L. Crouch},
  journal={Australian and New Zealand journal of medicine},
  year={1978},
  volume={8 4},
  pages={
          392-6
        }
}
There is controversy both in regard to the severity of small bowel mucosal damage attributable to giardiasis and to the causal relationship of these changes to the associated diarrhoea. In this series of 17 consecutive patients with giardiasis, small bowel histology and diarrhoea were independently assessed and compared. Disaccharidase assays were performed in 16 of these patients and a repeat biopsy obtained in seven cases. On histological examination the villous architecture varied from… CONTINUE READING

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