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Is giardiasis the same thing as traveler's diarrhea?

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Dr. Jeffrey Crespin
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
4 doctors agree

In brief: No

Usually travelers diarrhea i.
e. Montezumas revenge is caused by e.Coli a different strain of bacteria. We all have e.Coli in our GI tract. Giardia is a parasite found in freshwater streams that can cause diarrhea, but is much less common than e.Coli infection. Special stains or endoscopy can be used to show if giardia is present.

In brief: No

Usually travelers diarrhea i.
e. Montezumas revenge is caused by e.Coli a different strain of bacteria. We all have e.Coli in our GI tract. Giardia is a parasite found in freshwater streams that can cause diarrhea, but is much less common than e.Coli infection. Special stains or endoscopy can be used to show if giardia is present.
Dr. Jeffrey Crespin
Dr. Jeffrey Crespin
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Dr. Jack Hinkle
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No

The question is too limited.
Giardiasis can cause traveler's diarrhea as can bacteria, viruses & parasites. The most common cause is e. Coli.

In brief: No

The question is too limited.
Giardiasis can cause traveler's diarrhea as can bacteria, viruses & parasites. The most common cause is e. Coli.
Dr. Jack Hinkle
Dr. Jack Hinkle
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