Simultaneous culture of saliva and jejunal aspirate in the investigation of small bowel bacterial overgrowth.

@article{Hamilton1982SimultaneousCO,
  title={Simultaneous culture of saliva and jejunal aspirate in the investigation of small bowel bacterial overgrowth.},
  author={Ian Hamilton and B W Worsley and Irving Cobden and Evan M Cooke and J G Shoesmith and Anthony T. R. Axon},
  journal={Gut},
  year={1982},
  volume={23 10},
  pages={847-53}
}
Both saliva and jejunal aspirate were cultured from 22 patients with suspected small bowel bacterial overgrowth and from eight controls. Large numbers of organisms (greater than 10(6)/ml) were recovered from the jejunal aspirate of 16 subjects, in five of whom the same organisms were present in similar relative proportions in the saliva, suggesting contamination of the sample with saliva, while in 11 the jejunal organisms differed from those in saliva. In eight of these the jejunal flora was a… CONTINUE READING

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