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DDW 2008 News—Child’s Play: Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth Contributes to IBS in Children

In this groundbreaking study, researchers demonstrated that bacterial overgrowth is prevalent in childeren with IBS. Researchers studied a group of 43 kids with IBS, whose average age was 9.5 years. The study showed that the breath test was abnormal in almost half of the children with IBS, compared to an abnormal test for only 15% of healthy kids. This is the first study of this sort in children with IBS. Prior studies of adults with IBS yielded contradictory results among different group of subjects with IBS. (DDW Abstract S1269, May 18, 2008, E. Scarpellini, et al.)
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