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08-22-2010, 10:11 PM   #1
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Giardiasis aka Beaver Fever

Did anyone else get Giardiasis when they we're younger or any age?
My mom said I got it when I was 3 and I think it could have been a contributing factor in me getting Crohn's. Maybe there's a connection?
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08-22-2010, 10:22 PM   #2
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Roo never did but I gotta say I was wondering where this thread was going with the words Beaver Fever!

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08-23-2010, 03:10 AM   #3
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lol @ Dusty!


i'd never heard of this before, so i just looked it up on Wiki - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Giardiasis

considering the nature of Giardiasis, and what it does to the intestinal lining, it does sound quite feasible to me that it could be a factor in developing IBD...

i also found this - really interesting reading - http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/3227299

"giardiasis is a common finding in patients with Crohn's disease. Treatment of giardiasis can, in individual cases of Crohn's disease, result in a quick recovery from symptoms of high disease activity."
08-23-2010, 05:21 AM   #4
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Roo never did but I gotta say I was wondering where this thread was going with the words Beaver Fever!

Sorry,
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Especially with the similarity in the word to the Gardasil vaccine!!! I just couldn't imagine where Zal was going to fit in!!
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08-23-2010, 04:25 PM   #5
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lol @ Dusty!


i'd never heard of this before, so i just looked it up on Wiki - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Giardiasis

considering the nature of Giardiasis, and what it does to the intestinal lining, it does sound quite feasible to me that it could be a factor in developing IBD...

i also found this - really interesting reading - http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/3227299

"giardiasis is a common finding in patients with Crohn's disease. Treatment of giardiasis can, in individual cases of Crohn's disease, result in a quick recovery from symptoms of high disease activity."
Def interesting.
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