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Vol. 10 - Num. 38

Clinical Reviews

Giardiasis resistent to metronidazole: a case report

M.ª Luisa Vega Gutiérreza, María Alfaro Gonzálezb, María Tríguez Garcíac, C Calvo Romerod

aPediatra. CS Pilarica. Área Este. Valladolid. España.
bServicio de Pediatría. Hospital Medina del Campo. Valladolid. España.
cPediatra. CS Eras del Bosque. Palencia. España.
dGastroenterología Infantil. Servicio de Pediatría. Hospital Clínico Universitario. Valladolid. España.

Correspondence: ML Vega. E-mail:

Reference of this article: Vega Gutiérrez ML, Alfaro González M, Tríguez García M, Calvo Romero C. Giardiasis resistent to metronidazole: a case report. Rev Pediatr Aten Primaria. 2008;10:261-6.

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Giardia Lamblia is one of the most frequent intestinal pathogen parasite, responsible for autochthonous as well as imported illness. Although the infection is asymptomatic in the majority of the cases, it can be revealed by several digestive conditions. Nitroimidazole derivatives, especially Metronidazole, keep on being the treatment of choice. The increase in the number of resistances has made necessary the introduction of new therapeutical patterns. A case of giardiasis resistant to metronidazole which responded to a quinacrine treatment is presented.


Giardiasis Metronidazole Pharmacological resistance Quinacrine

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