Small intestinal bacterial overgrowth: What it is and what it is not Review uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Blind Loop Syndrome
  • Intestine, Small

abstract

  • A fundamental problem with SIBO, and one that allows controversy to simmer, is the lack of a universally accepted and applied gold standard for the diagnosis of SIBO. Hopefully, the application of molecular microbiological methods to the characterization of the small intestinal microbiome will tell us, once and for all, what is normal and when 'abnormality' is truly responsible for symptoms and disease. Meanwhile, therapy remains, for the most part, empirical and is based on the correction, wherever possible, of any underlying cause, attention to nutritional deficiencies, and the use of antibiotics.

publication date

  • March 2014

Research

keywords

  • Review

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1097/MOG.0000000000000040

PubMed ID

  • 24406476

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 141

end page

  • 6

volume

  • 30

number

  • 2