Journal article

Small intestinal bacterial overgrowth in children with intestinal failure on home parenteral nutrition

Kathleen H McGrath, James Pitt, Julie E Bines

JGH OPEN | WILEY | Published : 2019


Background and Aim: Children with intestinal failure (IF) have abnormal intestinal anatomy, secretion, or motility, which impairs homeostatic mechanisms and can lead to small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO). We sought to describe clinical features at the time of clinically suspected SIBO by experienced clinicians in children with IF on home parenteral nutrition (PN), review specific challenges of diagnostic testing in this population, and describe potential new diagnostic surrogate markers. Methods: A descriptive single-center retrospective chart review was performed during all episodes of clinically suspected SIBO over 33 months. Information was recorded on clinical symptoms, and dia..

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