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Diagnosis of small intestinal bacterial overgrowth: the challenges persist!
Expert Rev Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2009 Feb; 3(1):77-87.ER

Abstract

Small intestinal bacterial overgrowth was originally defined in the context of an overt malabsorption syndrome and diagnostic tests were developed and validated accordingly. More recently, the concept of intestinal contamination with excessive numbers of bacteria, especially those of colonic type, has been extended beyond the bounds of frank maldigestion and malabsorption to explain symptomatology in disorders as diverse as irritable bowel syndrome, celiac sprue and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease. Owing to a lack of consensus with regard to the optimal diagnostic criteria (the 'gold standard') for the diagnosis of bacterial overgrowth, the status of these new concepts is unclear. This review sets out to critically appraise the various diagnostic approaches that have been taken and are currently employed to diagnose small intestinal bacterial overgrowth.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Alimentary Pharmabiotic Center, Department of Medicine, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland. shanabu17@hotmail.comNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Review

Language

eng

PubMed ID

19210115

Citation

Abu-Shanab, Ahmed, and Eamonn Mm Quigley. "Diagnosis of Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth: the Challenges Persist!" Expert Review of Gastroenterology & Hepatology, vol. 3, no. 1, 2009, pp. 77-87.
Abu-Shanab A, Quigley EM. Diagnosis of small intestinal bacterial overgrowth: the challenges persist! Expert Rev Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2009;3(1):77-87.
Abu-Shanab, A., & Quigley, E. M. (2009). Diagnosis of small intestinal bacterial overgrowth: the challenges persist! Expert Review of Gastroenterology & Hepatology, 3(1), 77-87. https://doi.org/10.1586/17474124.3.1.77
Abu-Shanab A, Quigley EM. Diagnosis of Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth: the Challenges Persist. Expert Rev Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2009;3(1):77-87. PubMed PMID: 19210115.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Diagnosis of small intestinal bacterial overgrowth: the challenges persist! AU - Abu-Shanab,Ahmed, AU - Quigley,Eamonn Mm, PY - 2009/2/13/entrez PY - 2009/2/13/pubmed PY - 2009/5/12/medline SP - 77 EP - 87 JF - Expert review of gastroenterology & hepatology JO - Expert Rev Gastroenterol Hepatol VL - 3 IS - 1 N2 - Small intestinal bacterial overgrowth was originally defined in the context of an overt malabsorption syndrome and diagnostic tests were developed and validated accordingly. More recently, the concept of intestinal contamination with excessive numbers of bacteria, especially those of colonic type, has been extended beyond the bounds of frank maldigestion and malabsorption to explain symptomatology in disorders as diverse as irritable bowel syndrome, celiac sprue and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease. Owing to a lack of consensus with regard to the optimal diagnostic criteria (the 'gold standard') for the diagnosis of bacterial overgrowth, the status of these new concepts is unclear. This review sets out to critically appraise the various diagnostic approaches that have been taken and are currently employed to diagnose small intestinal bacterial overgrowth. SN - 1747-4132 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/19210115/Diagnosis_of_small_intestinal_bacterial_overgrowth:_the_challenges_persist L2 - http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1586/17474124.3.1.77 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -