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August 22, 2016
|Vol. 3, Issue 8|
HIV-Infected Patient with Refractory Giardiasis and Lingua Villosa Nigra: A Case Report
Nina Yancheva, Nina Tsvetkova, Maria Nikolova, Ivo Alexiev and Tatyana Tchervenyakova
Corresponding author: Nina Yancheva, Department for Acquired Immune Deficiency, SHATIPB 'Prof.Ivan Kirov', Medical University, blvd. Akademik Ivan Geshov, 17, Sofia, Bulgaria
Giardia lamblia is a protozoan parasite that can cause diarrhea in both HIV-positive and HIV-negative patients. The most frequent complaints associated with Giardia infection are loose, bulky, frothy and/or greasy stool with the absence of blood or mucus, flatulence, bloating, anorexia, cramps and foul belching. We report the case of a 34-year-old HIV-infected male patient with refractory giardiasis. He had two relapses of giardiasis with nausea, loss of appetite, diarrhea, bloating, foul belching and weight loss.
Citation: Yancheva N, Tsvetkova N, Nikolova M, Alexiev I, Tchervenyakova T (2016) HIVInfected Patient with Refractory Giardiasis and Lingua Villosa Nigra: A Case Report. Clin Med Rev Case Rep 3:126.