Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

Giardia Infection Underlying Cause

Giardia infections are caused by a parasite, called Giardia lamblia. The parasite grows in the small intestine, where it causes inflammation of the intestinal lining that may lead to severe diarrhea.

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Last Updated: Mar 18, 2009 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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