21 May SIBO Prevalence with Crohn’s Disease
Small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO) is has been shown to be prevalent in people with Crohn’s Disease. This study sought to determine the prevalence and efficiency of treatment. Sixty eight (68) subjects with Crohn’s Disease were enrolled in the study. Each subject received a glucose hydrogen breath test to indentify the presence of SIBO. 26.5% of the subjects tested positive for SIBO. These patients were then treated using a combination antibiotic and probiotic regimen. The therapy successfully eliminated SIBO in 87% of the subjects.
Ref: Scand J. Gastreonterol 2015 May