Numbers of Giardia in the feces of infected children.

  title={Numbers of Giardia in the feces of infected children.},
  author={M Danciger and Manuel L{\'o}pez},
  journal={The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene},
  volume={24 2},
Estimates were made of the number of Giardia in 1,090 stools from 15 infected children over periods of 1 to 3 months. Three patterns of excretion were observed: 1) high, with the parasite abundant in nearly all stools; 2) low, with the parasite detectable in only 40% of the stools and scanty when present; and 3) mixed, with periods of 1 to 3 weeks of high excretion alternating with generally shorter periods of low excretion, and an overall average of about 60% of stools positive. The presence… CONTINUE READING

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