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Giardiasis, a disease of the bowel, particularly the small intestine, caused by the parasitic protozoan Giardia intestinalis (also known as Giardia lamblia). Symptoms include diarrhea, abdominal cramps, excessive gas, and nausea. The symptoms generally appear one to two weeks after a person has become infected with the parasite and last from two to six weeks. Some persons with the disease experience no symptoms. Giardiasis is typically treated with antibiotics.


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