Chronic Abdominal Pain in Children Is Associated with High Prevalence of Abnormal Microbial Fermentation

@article{Collins2009ChronicAP,
  title={Chronic Abdominal Pain in Children Is Associated with High Prevalence of Abnormal Microbial Fermentation},
  author={Brynie Slome Collins and Henry C. Lin},
  journal={Digestive Diseases and Sciences},
  year={2009},
  volume={55},
  pages={124-130}
}
Chronic abdominal pain (CAP) in children, a condition that accounts for approximately 25% of pediatric gastroenterology office visits, may be a precursor to irritable bowel syndrome in adults. Recently, small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO) has been reported in 78–84% of IBS patients regardless of their abdominal symptoms, compared to 20% in healthy controls. The aim of this study was, therefore, to assess the prevalence of SIBO in children with CAP. Seventy-five children aged 8–18 years… CONTINUE READING

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