Is there a role for probiotics in irritable bowel syndrome?

  • Michael Camilleri
  • Published 2006 in
    Digestive and liver disease : official journal of…


This brief review appraises the current evidence of the efficacy of probiotics, including lactobacilli, bifidobacteria, and VSL#3, in the treatment of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). The mechanisms potentially important will be evaluated, with specific reference to immune function, effects on motility and intraluminal milieu. These experimental and clinical observations suggest that probiotics may play a role in the management of IBS.


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@article{Camilleri2006IsTA, title={Is there a role for probiotics in irritable bowel syndrome?}, author={Michael Camilleri}, journal={Digestive and liver disease : official journal of the Italian Society of Gastroenterology and the Italian Association for the Study of the Liver}, year={2006}, volume={38 Suppl 2}, pages={S266-9} }