volume 24, issue 4, P943-959 2010
DOI: 10.1016/j.idc.2010.07.007
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Eamonn M.M. Quigley, Ahmed Abu-Shanab

Abstract: Despite the current increase in interest in the role of the microbiota in health and disease and the recognition, for over 50 years, that an excess of colonic-type flora in the small intestine could lead to a malabsorption syndrome, small intestinal overgrowth remains poorly defined. This lack of clarity owes much to the difficulties that arise in attempting to arrive at consensus with regard to the diagnosis of this condition: there is currently no gold standard and the commonly available methodologies (the c…

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