Giardiasis with protein-losing enteropathy: Diagnosis by fecal arantitrypsin determination

Stanley H. Korman*, Benjamin Bar-Oz, Avigdor Mandelberg, Israel Matoth

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)249-252
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 1990
Externally publishedYes


  • Giardia lamblia
  • Giardiasis
  • Hypoproteinemia
  • Protein-losing enteropathy
  • α-Antitrypsin


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