Small bowel bacterial overgrowth in patients with alcoholic cirrhosis

  title={Small bowel bacterial overgrowth in patients with alcoholic cirrhosis},
  author={Dr. F. Casafont Morencos and G. de las Heras Castano and Lino M. P. Ramos and Maria J. L{\'o}pez Arias and Francisco Ledesma and Fabiola Romero},
  journal={Digestive Diseases and Sciences},
A total of 89 patients with alcoholic cirrhosis and 40 healthy subjects were included in a study to assess the prevalence of intestinal bacterial overgrowth and to analyze its relationship with the severity of liver dysfunction, presence of ascites, and development of spontaneous bacterial peritonitis (SBP). Bacterial overgrowth was measured by means of a breath test after ingestion of glucose. Intestinal bacterial overgrowth was documented in 27 (30.3%) of the 89 patients with alcoholic… CONTINUE READING


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