Antigenicity of Giardia lamblia and the Current Status of Serologic Diagnosis of Giardiasis

  • Govinda S. Visvesvara
  • George R. Healy


According to a survey conducted by the Centers for Disease Control (1979), Giardia lamblia is the intestinal parasite most frequently diagnosed by the public health laboratories in the United States. Giardiasis— the disease caused by G. lamblia—is endemic in some parts of the United States, and according to some surveys up to 24% of the adult population may harbor the parasite (Healy, 1979). The incidence of giardiasis is probably much higher in certain parts of the world with inadequate or substandard hygienic conditions.


High Performance Liquid Chromatography Intestinal Parasite Positive Seron Giardia Lamblia Tropical Sprue 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Govinda S. Visvesvara
    • 1
  • George R. Healy
    • 1
  1. 1.United States Department of Health and Human ServicesCenters for Disease Control, Public Health ServiceAtlantaUSA

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