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Struchko G., Timofeeva N., Kostrova O., Stomenskaya I., Matveeva I.

A clinical case of eosinophilic leukemoid reaction against the background of intestinal giardiasis

Keywords: giardiasis, leukocytosis, eosinophilia, blood, giardia cysts, fecal examination

Currently, intestinal giardiasis affects not only children, but quite often it is met in adults. The main symptoms of giardiasis are pain in the right hypochondrium, dyspeptic phenomena, bronchospasm, rhinitis, as well as allergic dermatites. In recent years, giardiasis has increasingly been a hidden infection, it does not manifest clinically. This article presents a case of leukemoid reaction of eosinophilic type against the background of intestinal giardiasis. Despite the fact that the elderly patient was admitted to the neurological department with complaints of persistent headaches, heaviness in the head, blood pressure drops, fatigue, memory loss, insomnia and general weakness, she was diagnosed with giardiasis. At this, the only symptom of this pathology was leukocytosis with eosinophilia in her general blood analysis.

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About authors

Kostrova Olga Yu.
Candidate of Medical Sciences, Assistant Professor, Head of Department of the Instrumental Diagnostics with a Course of Phthisiology, Chuvash State University, Russia, Cheboksary (evkbiz@yandex.ru)
Matveeva Irina Vladimirovna
ultrasonic diagnostics doctor, City Clinical Center, Russia, Cheboksary
Stomenskaya Irina S.
Candidate of Medical Sciences, Assistant Professor, Department of the Instrumental Diagnostics with a Course of Phthisiology, Chuvash State University, Russia, Cheboksary (irina.stomenskaja@gmail.com)
Struchko Gleb Yu.
Doctor of Medical Sciences, Professor, Head of Normal and Topographic Anatomy Department, Chuvash State University, Russia, Cheboksary (glebstr@mail.ru)
Timofeeva Natalya Yu.
Assistant Lecturer, Department of Instrumental Diagnostics Department with a Course of Phthisiology, Chuvash State University, Russia, Cheboksary (bla11blabla@yandex.ru)

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Struchko G., Timofeeva N., Kostrova O., Stomenskaya I., Matveeva I. A clinical case of eosinophilic leukemoid reaction against the background of intestinal giardiasis [Electronic resource] // Acta medica Eurasica. – 2018. – №3. P. 20-23. – URL: http://acta-medica-eurasica.ru/en/single/2018/3/3/.