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Can some sort of parasite cause the symptoms of celiac disease?
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Dr. Steven Machtinger
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
4 doctors agree
In brief: Giardia lamblia
Giardia lamblia, a single call protozoan (think paramecium) parasite is found in fresh water. It takes up residence in the small intestine causing symptoms mimicking celiac disease.
The organism may be detected in a stool specimen. Sometimes endoscopy is necessary for diagnosis. Treatment is curative.

In brief: Giardia lamblia
Giardia lamblia, a single call protozoan (think paramecium) parasite is found in fresh water. It takes up residence in the small intestine causing symptoms mimicking celiac disease.
The organism may be detected in a stool specimen. Sometimes endoscopy is necessary for diagnosis. Treatment is curative.
Dr. Steven Machtinger
Dr. Steven Machtinger
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Dr. Stevan Cordas
Internal Medicine
In brief: Parasites
There are all degrees of gastrointestinal manifestations with celiac patietns.
Some are even latent. A number of intestinal parasites can cuase symptoms that produce similar symptoms but testing can seperate the two problems. One could even have both.

In brief: Parasites
There are all degrees of gastrointestinal manifestations with celiac patietns.
Some are even latent. A number of intestinal parasites can cuase symptoms that produce similar symptoms but testing can seperate the two problems. One could even have both.
Dr. Stevan Cordas
Dr. Stevan Cordas
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