Unusual case of Giardia lamblia causing eosinophilic ascites along with Plesiomonasshigelloides gastroenteritis

Authors

  • Ballal Mamatha
  • Shetty Vignesh
  • Agarwal Manali
  • Nayal Bhavna
  • Umakanth Shashikiran

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.51248/.v41i2.806

Keywords:

Giardia lamblia, Plesiomonasshigelloides, eosinophilic ascites, gastroenteritis

Abstract

A case report of a healthy, immunocompetent male,an international traveller from Germany who had visited India for a short trip,presented at our OPD with a history of loose stools, fever and abdominal pain,for two months. After thorough investigations, he was diagnosed to have an infection withGiardia lambliaacute gastroenteritis (AGE) along witheosinophilic ascites with peripheral eosinophilia, withassociatedPlesiomonasshigelloidesdiarrhoea. He was then treated with metronidazole and cotrimoxazole, which resulted in complete resolution of the symptoms.

Author Biographies

Ballal Mamatha

Enteric Diseases Division, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal 576 104 Karnataka, India

Shetty Vignesh

Enteric Diseases Division, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal 576 104 Karnataka, India

Agarwal Manali

Department of Microbiology, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal 576 104 Karnataka, India

Nayal Bhavna

Department of Pathology, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal 576 104 Karnataka, India

Umakanth Shashikiran

Department of Medicine, Dr TMA Pai Hospital, Melaka Manipal Medical College, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Udupi 576101, Karnataka, India

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Published

2021-07-07

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Mamatha B, Vignesh S, Manali A, Bhavna N, Shashikiran U. Unusual case of Giardia lamblia causing eosinophilic ascites along with Plesiomonasshigelloides gastroenteritis. Biomedicine [Internet]. 2021Jul.7 [cited 2021Jul.24];41(2):321-3. Available from: https://biomedicineonline.org/index.php/home/article/view/806