A Background Study of Giardiasis
Lee, James P.
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I designed a study to investigate the accumulated Giardia cases as seen through the Tropical Medicine Unit of the State Department. The intent of this particular paper is not to discuss the results generated from this investigation, but rather to detail the informational background, both in terms of the pathophysiology of the parasite and also with regard to the clinical review of the accumulated cases. By doing this, two objectives are met. One is to gain a greater appreciation for the host-parasite interrelationship as it exists in this instance, and the second is to comprehend the rationale employed to generate results which can be used in a decision-making capacity.