WHAT IS IT?
Giardia lamblia is a protist.
Fecal-oral route: Contaminated water is the means of transmission for this protist. Ingestion of cysts in this water will inoculate the patient with this organism.
Metronidazole is the preferred anti-protozoal medication used to treat infection with this organism.
OTHER HY FACTS
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