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Year : 1991  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 207-211

Bacterial Flora Of Upper Small Bowel In Patients With Irritable Bowel Syndrome



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The bacterial flora of small intestine of patients with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) was evaluated. Patients were divided into 3 groups:a) IBS with diarrhoea (Group I), (b) IBS with predominantly constipation (Group II) AND (c) IBS with alternating diarrhoes and constipation (group III). One patient of group I had significant colonization of jejunal fluid in group I, while 50% of group II patients had significant jejunal bacterial colonization. The study indicates that alteration of bowel mobility may play a role in the enhanced bacterial colonization in IBS patients.






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