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Case 2. Small Bowel Giardiasis: Surgical Pathology Reimagined Book.

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GIARDIA

MORPHOLOGY

• Characteristic trophozoites are pear-shaped, binucleate, faintly basophilic organisms seen in between villi with no associated inflammation

• Sometimes mild villous blunting and intraepithelial lymphocytes can be seen

• Look like “falling leaves” in the bowel lumen        


OTHER HIGH YIELD POINTS

·   Most common protozoa infection in the United States

·   Usually acquired from contaminated water; can be fecal-oral and sexually transmitted

• More common in children, with travel, and immunocompromised

• Causes diarrhea (unclear pathogenesis), often watery and foul-smelling

• Infection can be chronic in immunocompromised        


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