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Other Conditions With Symptoms Similar to Giardiasis

Other diseases with symptoms that are similar to the common symptoms of giardiasis include:

  • Bacterial infections with SalmonellaSalmonella, E. coliE. coli, Campylobacter, Staphylococcus, or Shigella. Symptoms of infection with these organisms generally do not last as long as those caused by Giardia lamblia.
  • Viral infections. Symptoms of infection with viruses generally do not last as long as those caused by G. lamblia.
  • Infection with other parasites such as Cryptosporidium, Cyclospora, or Dientamoeba fragilis. Symptoms caused by infection with these organisms last as long or longer than those caused by G. lamblia.
  • Appendicitis.

Problems with digestion that can cause symptoms like giardiasis symptoms include:

ByHealthwise Staff
Primary Medical ReviewerE. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
Specialist Medical ReviewerW. David Colby IV, MSc, MD, FRCPC - Infectious Disease
Last RevisedSeptember 9, 2011

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Last Updated: September 09, 2011
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