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CASE REPORT
 
 

Cutaneous manifestation of giardiasis - case report.

 
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Department of Dermatology, Medical University of Lublin, ul. Radziwillowska 13, 20-080 Lublin, Poland. bpietrzak@pharmanet.com.pl
Ann Agric Environ Med 2005;12(2):299–303
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ABSTRACT:
Giardia intestinalis is a protozoan parasiting the gastrointestinal tract of vertebrate hosts widely distributed throughout the world. Patients with giardiasis are usually asymptomatic but the presence of the parasite may lead to a variety of clinical manifestations, including skin lesions. In this report we present a case of a 31-year-old female patient with skin lesions of granuloma annulare type confirmed by a skin biopsy, who was diagnosed with giardiasis. The clearance of the skin lesions after antiparasite treatment seems to support correlation between dermatological symptoms and infection with Giardia intestinalis .
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