Irritable bowel syndrome and small intestinal bacterial overgrowth: meaningful association or unnecessary hype.

@article{Ghoshal2014IrritableBS,
  title={Irritable bowel syndrome and small intestinal bacterial overgrowth: meaningful association or unnecessary hype.},
  author={Uday C Ghoshal and Deepakshi Srivastava},
  journal={World journal of gastroenterology},
  year={2014},
  volume={20 10},
  pages={
          2482-91
        }
}
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a common condition characterized by abdominal pain or discomfort, bloating, and altered stool form and passage. Small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO) is a condition in which there is overgrowth of bacteria in small bowel in excess of 10⁵ colony forming units per milliliter on culture of the upper gut aspirate. Frequency of SIBO varied from 4%-78% among patients with IBS and from 1%-40% among controls. Higher frequency in some studies might be due to… CONTINUE READING
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