Positive glucose breath testing is more prevalent in patients with IBS-like symptoms compared with controls of similar age and gender distribution.

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BACKGROUND Small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO) may mimic a functional disorder such as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) or functional bloating (FB). In this study, we aimed to assess the utility of glucose breath test (GBT) in patients with the above conditions. METHODS This study included 200 consecutive patients (130 with IBS and 70 with FB on… (More)
DOI: 10.1097/MCG.0b013e3181a099a5

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