Effect of antibiotics on Oxalobacter formigenes colonization of human gastrointestinal tract.

@article{Mittal2005EffectOA,
  title={Effect of antibiotics on Oxalobacter formigenes colonization of human gastrointestinal tract.},
  author={Rama Devi Mittal and Ritu Ranjan Kumar and Hemant Kumar Bid and Balraj Mittal},
  journal={Journal of endourology},
  year={2005},
  volume={19 1},
  pages={102-6}
}
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Oxalobacter formigenes is a bacterium residing in the human gastrointestinal tract that degrades oxalate and reduces its availability for absorption. This bacterium is assumed to be antibiotic sensitive, and repeated antibiotic therapies could eradicate it. The aim of the present study was to determine the differences in the colonization by O. formigenes of individuals who had been on antibiotics for at least 5 days at the time of sample collection and individuals who had… CONTINUE READING