What are the possible complications of giardiasis?

Updated: Oct 01, 2018
  • Author: Hisham Nazer, MBBCh, FRCP, DTM&H; Chief Editor: Burt Cagir, MD, FACS  more...
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Complications of giardiasis may include the following:

  • Development of chronic illness with weight loss

  • Malabsorption syndrome in adults

  • Failure to thrive in children

  • Disaccharidase deficiency

  • Zinc deficiency in schoolchildren [46]

  • Growth retardation [39]

  • Persistent gastrointestinal symptoms [54]


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