Ecological study on the intestinal bacteria flora of patients with diarrhea.

In the intestinal flora of patients with diarrhea, a close correlation exists between a decrease in numbers of anaerobes and a reduction in levels of short-chain fatty acids. The drastic reduction of intestinal volatile fatty acids (VFAs) accompanying decreased counts of anaerobes during the diarrheal state and the increase in pH thought to arise from these… CONTINUE READING