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What are the symptoms of a Giardia lamblia infection?
- 1/2-2/3 = asymptomatic
- malabsorption, gas, abdominal cramps
- Explosive smelly greasy diarrhea
- burping and flatulence
What treatment is used for Giardia lamblia?
- Usually none = self-resolving in 2-6 weeks
- Children = metronidazole and furazolidine
What would you treat children with metronidazole and furazolidine for?
Does Trichomonas vaginalis form cysts?
Where is Trichamonas vaginalis found?
- NOT IN ENVIRONEMNT
- Humans only
How is Trichomonas vaginalis transmitted?
Only by sexual contact
What form is Trichomonas vaginalis found in?
What is the lifetime incidence of females acquiring Trichomonas vaginalis?
What is the lifetime incidence of males acquiring Trichomonas vaginalis?
What are the symptoms of Trichomonas vaginalis in women?
- like-bladder infection
- disagreeable odor
What secondary problems may Trichomonas vaginalis cause in women?
- Premature birth
- HIV susceptibilty
What parasite can cause premature birth and HIV susceptibility in women?
What are the symptoms of Trichomonas vaginalis in men?
- Usually asymptomatic
- May have urination pain or discharge
What is the treatment for Trichomonas vaginalis?
What type of parasite is Trichomonas vaginalis?
What are the characteristics of Blood and tissue Flagellates?
- Require insect vector
- No direct person to person transmission
What examples were given for Blood tissue flagellates?
- Trypanosoma brucei
- Trypanosoma cruzi
What type of parasites are Trypanosoma cruzi and brucei?
Protozoa-Flagellates-Blood Tissue Flagellates
What does Trypanosoma brucei cause?
African trypanosomiasis/African Sleeping sickness
What is African Trypanosmiasis?
African Sleeping sickness
What is the term for African sleeping sickness?
How is Trypanosoma brucei transmitted?
tsetse fly (blood sucking)