Conventional dose of omeprazole alters gastric flora

  title={Conventional dose of omeprazole alters gastric flora},
  author={Y. Karmeli and Ruth Stalnikowitz and Rami Abraham Eliakim and Dr. G. Rahav},
  journal={Digestive Diseases and Sciences},
Quantitative cultures were carried out on samples from gastric juice obtained from 12 ambulatory patients with esophagitis before and one month after omeprazole therapy. An increase in the number of patients in whom gastric juice was culture-positive, as well as an increment in the bacterial counts were noted. The spectrum of microorganisms isolated from gastric juice was identical to the normal flora of the oral cavity, mainly α-hemolytic streptococci, corynebacteria, andCandida species. Thus… CONTINUE READING