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Irritable Bowel Syndrome and Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth.

J Clin Gastroenterol. 2010 Sep 8;

Authors: Yamini D, Pimentel M

In the last 3 decades, there has been a growing appreciation for the role of gut bacteria in gastrointestinal disease. Although inflammatory bowel disease and peptic ulcer disease have established a role for gut bacteria for more than 20 years, there is now increasing evidence that intestinal bacteria may play a role in irritable bowel syndrome as well. In this review, the current evidence for bacteria in irritable bowel syndrome will be examined.

PMID: 20838236 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]

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