Biostructure of fecal microbiota in healthy subjects and patients with chronic idiopathic diarrhea.

@article{Swidsinski2008BiostructureOF,
  title={Biostructure of fecal microbiota in healthy subjects and patients with chronic idiopathic diarrhea.},
  author={Alexander Swidsinski and Vera Loening-Baucke and Hans Verstraelen and Sylwia Osowska and Yvonne Doerffel},
  journal={Gastroenterology},
  year={2008},
  volume={135 2},
  pages={568-79}
}
BACKGROUND & AIMS Dysbiosis is a key component of intestinal disorders. Our aim was to quantitatively access the biostructure of fecal microbiota in healthy subjects and patients with chronic idiopathic diarrhea and evaluate the responses to Saccharomyces boulardii treatment. METHODS We investigated punched fecal cylinders from 20 patients with chronic idiopathic diarrhea and 20 healthy controls using fluorescence in situ hybridization. Fluctuations in assembly of 11 bacterial groups were… CONTINUE READING