03 Dec Small intestinal bacterial overgrowth in children with abdominal pain-related functional gastrointestinal disorders
This research studies goal was to determine whether there is a link between small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO) and abdominal pain related functional gastrointestinal disorders (AP-FGID) in children. The study enrolled 161 children who were diagnosed with AP-FGID using the Rome III criteria. Each child was given a glucose hydrogen breath test to determine the presence of SIBO. The result was that 23 children (14.3%) were positive for SIBO. Interestingly the children that tested positive had similar symptoms – change in frequency of form of stool, loss of appetite and belching.
Ref: J. Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr 2014 Nov 7