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Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth Symptom Score

Purpose:

To determine the effect of oral antibiotics on clinical symptoms associated with bacterial overgrowth of the small bowel as proposed by Castiglione et al.

Specialty:

Gastroenterology
Endocrinology, Nutrition & Dermatology

Objective:

clinical diagnosis, including family history for genetics

ICD-10:

K90.2, K90.4

Description:

Castiglione et al developed a simple symptom score to monitor the impact of antibiotic therapy in a patient with bacterial overgrowth of the small intestine. This can help determine the clinical effectiveness of the antibiotics. The authors are from the Universita Federico II in Naples, Italia.

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