Signs and symptoms of giardiasis can vary, and some people may be infected without showing any symptoms. Symptoms, when they occur, can last two weeks or longer. The most common symptoms are
If untreated, the infection can persist for months to years. Over time, giardiasis can cause weight loss, malnutrition, and delayed development in children.
Causes of giardiasis
Giardiasis is caused by infection with the Giardia lamblia parasite.
Other giardiasis symptoms and signs
- Abdominal Cramping
- Abdominal Pain
- Developmental Delay
- Fatty Stools
- Foul-Smelling Stools
- Itchy Skin
- Stomach Pain
- Swollen Eyes
- Swollen Joints
- Weight Loss
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