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of 'Overview and comparison of the proton pump inhibitors for the treatment of acid-related disorders'

A study on the relation between proton pump inhibitor and gastric giardiasis.
Kader SA, Mansour AM, Mohran Z, el-Taoil A, Abdalla KF
J Egypt Soc Parasitol. 1998;28(1):149.
Thirty patients treated with proton pump inhibitor and still having symptoms related to gastritis or peptic ulcers were subjected to upper gastrointestinal endoscopy and gastric biopsy for detection of giardiasis in these cases. Results showed presence of 3 (10%) cases of gastric giardiasis, intestinal metaplasia and presence of H. pylori in these cases. It is concluded that there may be a relation between the presence of gastric giardiasis and the intake of proton pump inhibitor. The endoscopists have to search for gastric giardiasis especially in the presence of H. pylori and/or intestinal metaplasia.
Department of Tropical Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt.