Small intestinal bacterial overgrowth: roles of antibiotics, prebiotics, and probiotics.

  title={Small intestinal bacterial overgrowth: roles of antibiotics, prebiotics, and probiotics.},
  author={Eamonn M. M. Quigley and Rodrigo Quera},
  volume={130 2 Suppl 1},
Small intestinal bacterial overgrowth is common in intestinal failure. Its occurrence relates to alterations in intestinal anatomy, motility, and gastric acid secretion. Its presence may contribute to symptoms, mucosal injury, and malnutrition. Relationships between bacterial overgrowth and systemic sepsis are of potential importance in the intestinal failure patient because the direct translocation of bacteria across the intestinal epithelium may contribute to systemic sepsis: a phenomenon… 

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