Iranian Journal of Medical Sciences

Document Type: Case Report(s)


Department of Parasitology, School of Medicine, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran


The present report describes a 5-years-old girl who presented with hypoproteinaemia and generalised oedema due to giardiasis.  She recovered fully 2 weeks after treatment with oral metronidazole.  The emphasis is on the importance of giardiasis in children with hypoproteinaemia of obscure aetiology.