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The treatment of small intestinal bacterial overgrowth with enteric-coated peppermint oil: a case report.

@article{Logan2002TheTO,
  title={The treatment of small intestinal bacterial overgrowth with enteric-coated peppermint oil: a case report.},
  author={Alan C Logan and Tracey M Beaulne},
  journal={Alternative medicine review : a journal of clinical therapeutic},
  year={2002},
  volume={7 5},
  pages={
          410-7
        }
}
Recent investigations have shown that bacterial overgrowth of the small intestine is associated with a number of functional somatic disorders, including irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), fibromyalgia, and chronic fatigue syndrome. A number of controlled studies have shown that enteric-coated peppermint oil (ECPO) is of benefit in the treatment of IBS. However, despite evidence of strong antimicrobial activity, ECPO has not been specifically investigated for an effect on small intestinal bacterial… Expand
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