Giardia lamblia in peritoneal fluid

T. Bloch, Thomas Davis, G. R. Schwenk

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Abstract

Giardia lamblia is a flagellated protozoan that inhabits the upper portions of the small intestine; trophozoites are the usual stage seen in duodenal aspirates, biopsies of the duodenum and jejunum and, infrequently, in stools, in which cysts are more likely to be found. A unique occurrence of G lamblia cysts and trophozoites within the peritoneal fluid of a patient with a blunt abdominal trauma is reported. Cytotechnologists and pathologists should be aware that trophozoites and cysts of G lamblia may appear in peritoneal lavage fluid from patients with blunt abdominal trauma and duodenal injury, indicating a need for exploratory laparotomy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)783-784
Number of pages2
JournalActa Cytologica
Volume31
Issue number6
StatePublished - 1987

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Giardia lamblia
Trophozoites
Ascitic Fluid
Giardia
Cysts
Wounds and Injuries
Peritoneal Lavage
Jejunum
Duodenum
Laparotomy
Small Intestine
Biopsy

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  • Cell Biology
  • Anatomy
  • Histology

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Bloch, T., Davis, T., & Schwenk, G. R. (1987). Giardia lamblia in peritoneal fluid. Acta Cytologica, 31(6), 783-784.

Giardia lamblia in peritoneal fluid. / Bloch, T.; Davis, Thomas; Schwenk, G. R.

In: Acta Cytologica, Vol. 31, No. 6, 1987, p. 783-784.

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Bloch, T, Davis, T & Schwenk, GR 1987, 'Giardia lamblia in peritoneal fluid', Acta Cytologica, vol. 31, no. 6, pp. 783-784.
Bloch T, Davis T, Schwenk GR. Giardia lamblia in peritoneal fluid. Acta Cytologica. 1987;31(6):783-784.
Bloch, T. ; Davis, Thomas ; Schwenk, G. R. / Giardia lamblia in peritoneal fluid. In: Acta Cytologica. 1987 ; Vol. 31, No. 6. pp. 783-784.
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