Giardiasis as the cause of oedema and hypoproteinaemia in a child


Ozcay F., HARMANCI K. , Ozbek N.

ANNALS OF TROPICAL PAEDIATRICS, vol.22, no.1, pp.63-65, 2002 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 22 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2002
  • Doi Number: 10.1179/027249302125000184
  • Title of Journal : ANNALS OF TROPICAL PAEDIATRICS
  • Page Numbers: pp.63-65

Abstract

This report describes a 3-year-old child who presented with generalised oedema and hypoproteinaemia owing to giardiasis, was treated with oral metronidazole and recovered fully 10 days after therapy. The importance of considering giardiasis in patients with hypoproteinaemia of obscure aetiology is emphasised.