Giardia lamblia

Pediatr Clin North Am. 1988 Jun;35(3):565-77. doi: 10.1016/s0031-3955(16)36472-0.


Giardia is the most frequently identified enteric parasite in the United States, but much is not known about host-parasite interaction. Advances using immunodiagnostic techniques, endonuclease restriction analysis, surface-antigen detection methods, and measuring homologous and heterologous antibody responses are beginning to clarify the biology of Giardia.

Publication types

  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Child
  • Giardiasis* / diagnosis
  • Giardiasis* / drug therapy
  • Giardiasis* / epidemiology
  • Humans
  • Intestinal Diseases, Parasitic* / diagnosis
  • Intestinal Diseases, Parasitic* / drug therapy
  • Intestinal Diseases, Parasitic* / epidemiology