Giardia lamblia infection was documented by jejunal biopsy in a previously healthy 2-year-old boy with acute onset of hypoproteinemia due to protein-losing enteropathy. All symptoms and abnormal laboratory findings resolved with anti-Giardia therapy. This is only the second case report of giardiasis with documented protein- losing enteropathy. Further application of the fecal α1-antitrypsin assay may help to clarify the relationship between Giardia infection and protein-losing enteropathy and its role in development of malnutrition.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition|
|State||Published - Feb 1990|
- Giardia lamblia
- Protein-losing enteropathy