Giardiasis is a relatively rare parasitic infection causing gastrointestinal disease in patients after a solid organ transplant. In the background of immunosuppression, the infection is often missed and hence can lead to complications. Here, we present a case of a patient who received a living donor kidney transplant and later presented with persistent diarrhoea and acute allograft dysfunction. The patient was investigated for potential causes of diarrhoea in the post-transplant setting. As the patient continued to have symptoms, an endoscopic biopsy from the duodenum was done, which clinched the diagnosis.
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Refractory Giardiasis in a kidney transplant recipient
Infectious Diseases and Tropical Medicine 2021;
Submission date: 09 Jul 2020
Revised on: 14 Jul 2020
Accepted on: 15 Jul 2020
Published online: 09 Feb 2021
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