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Bacterial overgrowth 

Bacterial overgrowth
Chapter:
Bacterial overgrowth
Source:
Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (Oxford Specialist Handbooks in Paediatrics) (1 ed.)
Author(s):

R. Mark Beattie

, Anil Dhawan

, and John W.L. Puntis

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780198569862.003.0035

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Bacterial overgrowth refers to the syndrome of stasis of the small-bowel contents leading to bacterial proliferation and excessive numbers of bacteria being present in the small bowel (normally most of the gut bacteria are in the colon). It is also known as ‘blind loop syndrome’ or ‘stagnant loop syndrome’....

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