Small bowel bacterial overgrowth: Presentation, diagnosis, and treatment

  title={Small bowel bacterial overgrowth: Presentation, diagnosis, and treatment},
  author={V. Singh and P. Toskes},
  journal={Current Treatment Options in Gastroenterology},
  • V. Singh, P. Toskes
  • Published 2003
  • Medicine
  • Current Treatment Options in Gastroenterology
  • Opinion statementSmall bowel bacterial overgrowth (SBBO) syndrome is associated with excessive numbers of bacteria in the proximal small intestine. The pathology of this condition involves competition between the bacteria and the human host for ingested nutrients. This competition leads to intraluminal bacterial catabolism of nutrients, often with production of toxic metabolites and injury to the enterocyte. A complex array of clinical symptoms ensues, resulting in chronic diarrhea, steatorrhea… CONTINUE READING
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