Bugs and irritable bowel syndrome: The good, the bad and the ugly

  title={Bugs and irritable bowel syndrome: The good, the bad and the ugly},
  author={U. Ghoshal and H. Park and Kok-Ann Gwee},
  journal={Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology},
  • U. Ghoshal, H. Park, Kok-Ann Gwee
  • Published 2010
  • Medicine
  • Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
  • Recently, there has been strong interest in the therapeutic potential of probiotics for irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). At the same time, there is a rapidly growing body of evidence to support an etiological role for gastrointestinal infection and the associated immune activation in the development of post‐infectious IBS. In a more controversial area, small intestinal bacterial overgrowth has been associated with a subset of patients with IBS; the issue of whether it is appropriate to treat a… CONTINUE READING
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