ROLE OF THE ENTERIC NERVOUS SYSTEM IN ANTIBIOTIC ASSOCIATED DIARRHOEA

Grant number: 1158952 | Funding period: 2019 - 2021

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Abstract

This project will identify the role played by the gut's own nervous system in the diarrhoea that is often associated with antibiotic treatment. This type of diarrhoea is common in hospitals and can be fatal if not adequately treated. Understanding the role of the nervous system in this disease process and the changes in nervous system function once diarrhoea is established will point to specific treatments and means of prevention to reduce negative side effects of antibiotic treatment.