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Doctor insights on: Giardia Lamblia Classification

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Is giardia lamblia flagellated protozoan parasite contagious?

Is giardia lamblia flagellated protozoan parasite contagious?

Giardia: This organism lives in many water sources, and can also be transmitted by the fecal-oral route often on the hands of food preparers or servers. It is a commonly underdiagnosed cause of gastrointestinal infection. ...Read more

Giardia (Definition)

A condition in which a person is infected by parasites (Giardia lamblia) resulting in diarrhea, abdominal ...Read more


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Are entamoeba histolytica and entamoeba coli the same pathogen?

No: The latter creature usually causes no problems. The former can make you quite sick. ...Read more

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Is campylobacter jejuni contagious?

Is campylobacter jejuni contagious?

Yes, but: It is more likely to come from an infected animal such as poultry than from another person infected with it. ...Read more

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Is giardiasis caused by a parasite?

Is giardiasis caused by a parasite?

Yes: The infective form (cyst) of the parasite is expelled in the waste of the carrier human or animal & makes it into water. It is microscopic and often present in wadeing pools, ponds, on diaper changing tables, etc. A contaminated hand or drink may then carry it into the mouth where it begin its life cycle again, traveling to the intestines to live & reproduce. ...Read more

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Can 16s sequencing of my intestinal bacteria identify any/all of following infections: h. Pylori, c. Jejuni, toxoplasma gondii?

Can 16s sequencing of my intestinal bacteria identify any/all of following infections:  h. Pylori, c. Jejuni, toxoplasma gondii?

Yes but...: Dna sequencing can identify most of the bacteria and also the % of those present. What you are going to use this for is perhaps the most important question and where are they located? I would check with your physician, find out what testing facility they are using and how extensive is the test. Some of the test only look for a few of the bacteria and don't measure them all. ...Read more

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When would one need a giardia lamblia antigen assay?

When would one need a giardia lamblia antigen assay?

Diarrhea: Non-bloody diarrhea with fevers and weight loss, especially after exposure to potentially contaminated fresh water sources (rivers, lakes) may prompt a stool test to rule out giardia. ...Read more

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Who first discovered bacillus cereus and campylobacter jejuni?

Who first discovered bacillus cereus and campylobacter jejuni?

The history.: See: http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/eid/article/5/1/99-0104_article

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How is colitis diagnosed? Stool sample?

How is colitis diagnosed? Stool sample?

Colonoscopy helps : Usually an imaging exam like a CT scan will show an inflamed colon and stool studies can check for certain infectious causes but a colonoscopy can determine if it is chronic colitis like ulcerative colitis or crohns. ...Read more

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Is Vermox effective in eliminating blasto cystis hominus infections?

Is Vermox effective in eliminating blasto cystis hominus infections?

No: Metronidazole has been used but most times the organism is a commensal not a pathogen. That is, it eats with you, not you. ...Read more

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Is legionella eukaryotic or prokaryotic?

Is  legionella eukaryotic or prokaryotic?

Prokaryotic: Legionella is a bacterium without a nucleus and is therefore a prokaryote. ...Read more

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How does thricuris dysentery syndrome differ from shigellosis and amebic dysentery!

How does thricuris dysentery syndrome differ from shigellosis and amebic dysentery!

...: Trichinosis is caused by eating raw or undercooked meat of animals infected with a worm called trichinella. Shigellosis is caused by bacteria called shigella, is passed from person to person and can cause bloody diarrhea. Amebiasis is caused by the parasite entamoeba histolytica. People infected with this parasite don’t always get sick (only 10-20%). ...Read more

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Is cryptococcus neoformans a germ?

Is cryptococcus neoformans a germ?

Cryptococcus: The organism is a yeast found in the environment (often linked to pigeon droppings) that can cause meningitis particularly in those with impaired immune systems such as organ transplant recipients and patients with untreated HIV infection. ...Read more

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What is intestinal infection with clostridium difficile?

What is intestinal infection with clostridium difficile?

Abx complication: An infection resulting from antibiotic use that can cause diarrhea and other colonic problems. It requires treatment with either Metronidazole or oral vancomycin. ...Read more

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How could you avoid contracting the following diseases: amoebic dysentery, crytoporidiosis, giardiasis?

How could you avoid contracting the following diseases: amoebic dysentery, crytoporidiosis, giardiasis?

Good Hygiene and...: Good handwashing and be careful of the water.These diseases are spread thru feces and sewage. ...Read more