Treatment of giardiasis after nonresponse to nitroimidazole

Eyal Meltzer, Tamar Lachish, Eli Schwartz

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During January 2008–October 2013, a total of 12 cases of giardiasis at the Chaim Sheba and Shaare Zedek Medical Centers, Israel, did not respond to nitroimidazole; 83.3% were associated with travel and 33% with immunoglobulin deficiency. Among 110 published cases, the most effective treatment was quinacrine (efficacy 90%–100%), but its availability is limited.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1742-1744
Number of pages3
JournalEmerging Infectious Diseases
Issue number10
StatePublished - 1 Oct 2014


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