COMMENTARY: Review: Probiotics are effective for prevention of antibiotic-associated diarrhea and treatment of Clostridium difficile disease

Ellison III, Richard T.
September 2006
ACP Journal Club;Sep/Oct2006, Vol. 145 Issue 2, p46
Academic Journal
The article presents comments on research studies which examine whether probiotics are effective for prevention of antibiotic-associated diarrhea (AAD) and treatment of Clostridium difficile disease (CDD). An attractive alternative to the treatment and prevention of AAD and CDD is probiotic therapy. The therapy is the use of nonpathogenic microorganisms to restore a normal intestinal flora. The diversity of bacterial strains present is far greater than previously recognized.


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