Cutaneous manifestation of giardiasis - case report.

Aldona Pietrzak 1, Grazyna Chodorowska 2, Janusz Urban 2, Violetta Bogucka 2, Ewa Dybiec 2
1 - Department of Dermatology, Medical University of Lublin, ul. Radziwillowska 13, 20-080 Lublin, Poland.
2 -
Ann Agric Environ Med
2005; 12 (2):
ICID: 608463
Article type: Case report
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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