Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO) (cont.)

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Can SIBO be prevented?

Since SIBO is often a secondary illness that occurs because the intestine has in some way been damaged by another disease, it is important to keep chronic diseases properly treated and under control as best as possible.

What is the prognosis for SIBO?

Small intestine bacterial overgrowth is usually associated with another underlying illness. Even with appropriate treatment, the relapse rate is high and often depends upon how well the underlying illness is managed and controlled.

REFERENCE: Tursi A, Brandimarte G, Giorgetti GM, Elisei W. Assessment of small intestinal bacterial overgrowth in uncomplicated acute diverticulitis of the colon. World J Gastroenterol. 2005;11:2773–2776


Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 4/17/2014

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