Giardiasis in the Adult Population of Dakshina Kannada District of South India

Shalini Shenoy M, Ganesh Prabhu, George Antony, Shivaraj Urs, Bin Mathew, B. Bharati

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A 10-year study of Giardia intestinalis infections in adults was conducted in the Dakshina Kannada District of Karnataka State, South India. Coproparasitological investigations were made on 10000 stool specimens collected from selected patients. The infection rate was 37.1% with a male disease rate of 91.4%. The highest incidence rate was recorded in the age group 15–26 years. A possible reason for this preponderance of giardiasis in these males, is discussed. The optimum time for transmission appeared to be during the warmer months of the year (May to October) which coincided with the greatest amount of rainfall. The most common symptoms were abdominal discomfort, flatulence, diarrhoea, weight loss and anorexia. The predominating symptoms in our series varied with socio-economic level. There appeared to be some correlation between the clinical manifestations and the immune status of the individual.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)40-42
Number of pages3
JournalTropical Doctor
Volume28
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01-01-1998

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Giardiasis
India
Flatulence
Giardia lamblia
Anorexia
Infection
Population
Weight Loss
Diarrhea
Age Groups
Economics
Incidence

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  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Infectious Diseases

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Shenoy M, S., Prabhu, G., Antony, G., Urs, S., Mathew, B., & Bharati, B. (1998). Giardiasis in the Adult Population of Dakshina Kannada District of South India. Tropical Doctor, 28(1), 40-42. https://doi.org/10.1177/004947559802800111
Shenoy M, Shalini ; Prabhu, Ganesh ; Antony, George ; Urs, Shivaraj ; Mathew, Bin ; Bharati, B. / Giardiasis in the Adult Population of Dakshina Kannada District of South India. In: Tropical Doctor. 1998 ; Vol. 28, No. 1. pp. 40-42.
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Giardiasis in the Adult Population of Dakshina Kannada District of South India. / Shenoy M, Shalini; Prabhu, Ganesh; Antony, George; Urs, Shivaraj; Mathew, Bin; Bharati, B.

In: Tropical Doctor, Vol. 28, No. 1, 01.01.1998, p. 40-42.

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