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J Pediatr. 2009 Jul;155(1):129-32. doi: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2009.01.060.

A randomized controlled trial to evaluate the efficacy of lactobacillus GG in infantile diarrhea.

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  • 1Department of Pediatrics, UIC College of Medicine at Peoria, Children's Medical Center, Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, GA 30912, USA. smisra@mcg.edu


In a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial, 229 infants hospitalized for acute diarrhea in rural India were given a 10-day course of Lactobacillus rhammosus GG (minimum dose, 10 degrees bacteria) or placebo. There was no difference in groups in the duration of diarrhea or numbers of stool on days 3, 6, or 10 of treatment.

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