The small intestinal bacterial overgrowth. Irritable bowel syndrome hypothesis: implications for treatment

Vanner, S.
September 2008
Gut;Sep2008, Vol. 57 Issue 9, p1315
Academic Journal
The article examines the validity of the lactulose hydrogen breath test (LHBT) for diagnosing small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO) in irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), and the supporting evidence that SIBO underlies IBS. It explores the findings from clinical trials examining the effects of antibiotics on IBS.


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