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Giardia

Giardia

(Science: protozoa) genus of flagellate protozoans which are free swimming parasites that inhabits the gastrointestinal tract of vertebrates and causes gastroenteritis in man (giardia lamblia).

The cells have a large disc or sucker on their anterior ventral surfaces, by which they attach to the intestinal mucosa. The attachment of the disc is very strong and can prevent peristaltic clearing. This can result in acute or chronic diarrhoea especially in children, although infection, which occurs by ingestion of spores, may be asymptomatic. The disease is termed giardiasis or lambliasis.


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Odd food poisoning-like symptoms, strange tastes

... Perhaps this can also happen in humans, like mitchpmk wrote. It is even possible that several conditions can cause the same symptoms. Perhaps the Giardia infection can also similarly disturb the digestive function like some drugs do and result in the aforementioned "sulfur burbs" and ...

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by biohazard
Mon May 21, 2012 8:57 am
 
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Re: Odd food poisoning-like symptoms, strange tastes

I found out that Giardia lamblia infection can cause similar symptoms as described above by various people. Giardia is an intestinal protozoan parasite that can cause various gastro-intestinal problems, one of which is described as ...

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by biohazard
Wed Feb 29, 2012 10:21 am
 
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... on test for something like this? Now she take some digestive pill some other time. Hope this help, I dont really know the taste of her burp As for Giardia, if your local water contain such bacteria, there will be an outbreak in your area and you wont be the one having the symptoms, right? That's ...

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by blackmantis
Sat Mar 26, 2011 3:30 am
 
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Odd food poisoning-like symptoms, strange tastes

... on test for something like this? Now she take some digestive pill some other time. Hope this help, I dont really know the taste of her burp As for Giardia, if your local water contain such bacteria, there will be an outbreak in your area and you wont be the one having the symptoms, right?

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by adihutama
Tue Mar 22, 2011 4:47 am
 
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Re: Odd food poisoning-like symptoms, strange tastes

... although it is often only accompanied by bloating, and vomiting but not often diarrhea). It is unlikely gastroparesis is giving us both grief. * Giardia Lamblia (This is my main suspicion at the moment. I have heard from various sources that Giardia can cause the foul belching, often with watery ...

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by blackmantis
Sat Mar 19, 2011 11:01 am
 
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