Journal article

Lactobacillus GG and acute diarrhoea in young children in the tropics

AR Pant, SM Graham, SJ Allen, S Harikul, A Sabchareon, L Cuevas, CA Hart

JOURNAL OF TROPICAL PEDIATRICS | OXFORD UNIV PRESS UNITED KINGDOM | Published : 1996

Abstract

A prospective, placebo controlled, triple blind clinical trial was undertaken in Thailand to determine the effect of Lactobacillus GG on recovery from acute diarrhoea in children. Thirty-nine children (mean age = 8 months) were enrolled and following rehydration received either oral Lactobacillus GG (n = 20) as a freeze-dried preparation or placebo (n = 19) twice daily for 2 days. The clinical characteristics of the study groups were similar. There was no significant difference overall in clinical response detected between the study groups. When only those with acute non-bloody diarrhoea (n = 26) were considered, the mean duration of diarrhoea was significantly shorter in the lactobacillus g..

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