Other Conditions With Symptoms Similar to Giardiasis
Other diseases with symptoms that are similar to the common symptoms
Bacterial infections with
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.
Necrotizing fasciitis is a rare infection that's often described in media reports as a condition involving "flesh-eating bacteria." It can be fatal if not treated promptly.
Necrotizing fasciitis spreads quickly and aggressively in an infected person. It causes tissue death at the infection site and beyond.
Every year, between 600 and 700 cases are diagnosed in the U.S. About 25% to 30% of those cases result in death. It rarely occurs in children.