Probiotics and non-intestinal infectious conditions.

  title={Probiotics and non-intestinal infectious conditions.},
  author={Michael de Vrese and J{\"u}rgen Schrezenmeir},
  journal={The British journal of nutrition},
  volume={88 Suppl 1},
Orally ingested probiotic micro-organisms do not exert health effects exclusively in the intestine. Some strains can alleviate or prevent bacterial, fungal or viral infections in other organs by stimulation of the immune system. By preservation or improvement of the barrier function of the intestinal mucosa, they may inhibit translocation of potential pathogens and thus prevent infections of the blood stream and other tissues and organs. Modulation of the intestinal microflora can affect the… CONTINUE READING