TITLE

Mechanisms of epithelial dysfunction in giardiasis

AUTHOR(S)
Buret, Andre G.
PUB. DATE
March 2007
SOURCE
Gut;Mar2007, Vol. 56 Issue 3, p316
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article explores the pathological mechanisms in epithelial dysfunction by Giardia infection. The author argues that infection with intestinal parasite Giardia lamblia may cause acute or chronic diarrhea, dehydration, abdominal discomfort and weight loss. The parasite could cause disease without penetrating the epithelium, invading surrounding tissues or entering blood stream. However, epithelial abnormalities responsible for intestinal malabsorption and diarrhea seem to share similarities.
ACCESSION #
24528553

 

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