Antibiotic treatment of small bowel bacterial overgrowth in patients with Crohn's disease.

@article{Castiglione2003AntibioticTO,
  title={Antibiotic treatment of small bowel bacterial overgrowth in patients with Crohn's disease.},
  author={Fabiana Castiglione and Antonio Rispo and Elena Di Girolamo and Antonio C. R. Cozzolino and Francesco Manguso and Roberto Grassia and Gabriele Mazzacca},
  journal={Alimentary pharmacology & therapeutics},
  year={2003},
  volume={18 11-12},
  pages={
          1107-12
        }
}
BACKGROUND Small bowel bacterial overgrowth is common in Crohn's disease but its treatment is not clearly defined. Metronidazole and ciprofloxacin are effective antibiotics in active Crohn's disease. AIM To investigate the efficacy of metronidazole and ciprofloxacin in the treatment of bacterial overgrowth in patients with Crohn's disease. PATIENTS AND METHODS We performed the lactulose breath test in 145 consecutive patients affected by Crohn's disease. Patients positive to the lactulose… CONTINUE READING
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