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What will happen if giardiasis is left untreated?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
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In brief: Poor growth

Some individuals will shed the parasite in 2-3 wks without rx & do well but half develop recurrent diarrhea.
The effect on the intestine often leads to poor absorbtion of nutrients and subsequent weight loss. It can cause failure to thrive in infants.

In brief: Poor growth

Some individuals will shed the parasite in 2-3 wks without rx & do well but half develop recurrent diarrhea.
The effect on the intestine often leads to poor absorbtion of nutrients and subsequent weight loss. It can cause failure to thrive in infants.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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