Intestinal dysbiosis in irritable bowel syndrome: etiological factor or epiphenomenon?

@article{Cremon2010IntestinalDI,
  title={Intestinal dysbiosis in irritable bowel syndrome: etiological factor or epiphenomenon?},
  author={Cesare Cremon and Giovanni Carini and Roberto De Giorgio and Vincenzo Stanghellini and Roberto Corinaldesi and G Barbara},
  journal={Expert review of molecular diagnostics},
  year={2010},
  volume={10 4},
  pages={389-93}
}
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a functional disorder of multifactorial origin. Recent interest has been directed to the potential role of intestinal microbiota in the pathophysiology and symptom generation of this syndrome. This hypothesis is supported by the evidence of an infectious trigger in a proportion of patients, the identification of changes in bacterial composition and the detection of antibodies against flagellin, a component of indigenous flora, and by the potential therapeutic… CONTINUE READING