GI

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  1. Giardia lamblia
    - Source
    - S/S
    - Tx
    • Source: surface water in wilderness or other countries
    • S/S: greasy, foul-smelling diarrhea, cysts and trophozoites in stool sample
    • Tx: metronidazole, hydration
  2. Entamoeba histolytica
    - Source
    - S/S
    - Tx
    • Source: water, areas of poor sanitation
    • S/S: mild to severe blood ydiarrhea, cysts and trophozoites in stool 
    • Tx: Metronidazole, paromomycin
  3. Cryptosporidium parvum
    - Source
    - S/S
    - Tx
    • Source: food/water; immunocompromised pts
    • S/S: watery diarrhea, acid-fast stain of stool shows parasities
    • Tx: control immune suppression, nitazoxanide
  4. Trichinella spiralis
    - Source
    - S/S
    - Tx
    • Source: undercooked pork
    • S/S: myalgias, periorbital edema, eosiniphilia
    • Tx: albendazole, mebendazole in CNS or cardiac symptoms
  5. Taenia solium
    - Source
    - S/S
    - Tx
    • Source: undercooked pork
    • S/S: CNS symptoms
    • Tx: Praziquantel, corticosteroids if > 5 cysts
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Card Set
GI
Description
Parasitic and Protozoan GI
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