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J Clin Gastroenterol. 2008 Jul;42 Suppl 2:S64-70. doi: 10.1097/MCG.0b013e3181646d09.

Role of probiotics in antibiotic-associated diarrhea, Clostridium difficile-associated diarrhea, and recurrent Clostridium difficile-associated diarrhea.

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University of Washington SOM, Seattle, WA 98104, USA. surawicz@u.washington.edu

Abstract

The role of probiotics in the prevention and treatment of antibiotic-associated diarrhea, Clostridium difficile diarrhea, and recurrent C. difficile diarrhea is reviewed. Various probiotics have variable efficacy. More studies are needed to define further their efficacies, roles, and indications.

PMID:
18545161
DOI:
10.1097/MCG.0b013e3181646d09
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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