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Only pathogenic intestinal flagellate known to infect humans

Giardia lamblia (intestinalis)

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Pear/teardrop or kite-like shape
Presence of 8 flagella attached to a central axostyle

G. lamblia trophozoite

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G lamblia treatment

Adult and children: metronidazole, tinidazole, nitazoxanide (A)
Alternative: Furazolidone, paromomycin

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Intestinal protozoan that cuases a rare human disease
Only protozoan ciliate which is pathogenic to humans
Rolling motion

B. coli

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B. coli may yield trophozoites in ____ stools

Tenesmic

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B coli treatment

Tetracycline, metronidazole, iodoquinol