Faecal short-chain fatty acids in patients with antibiotic-associated diarrhoea, before and after faecal enema treatment.

@article{Gustafsson1998FaecalSF,
  title={Faecal short-chain fatty acids in patients with antibiotic-associated diarrhoea, before and after faecal enema treatment.},
  author={Anders Gustafsson and Stein Lund-T\onnesen and Arnold Berstad and Tore Midtvedt and Elisabeth Norin},
  journal={Scandinavian journal of gastroenterology},
  year={1998},
  volume={33 7},
  pages={721-7}
}
BACKGROUND Antibiotic-associated diarrhoea (AAD) may range from mild disturbances to severe pseudomembranous colitis. Many antibiotics affect several intestinal microflora-associated characteristics, such as short-chain fatty acid (SCFA) pattern. In the present study we investigated SCFAs in 31 patients on admittance to the hospital for severe AAD. Nine patients were followed up more extensively after they had received an enema containing faecal microflora from a healthy person on a Western… CONTINUE READING

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