bacterial overgrowth

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bacterial overgrowth

The multiplication of opportunistic bacteria in the lower GI tract, often due to antibiotic therapy.

Lab medicine
The multiplication of contaminating bacteria in a specimen (e.g., blood, urine, due to inadequate fixation or delay in processing the specimen in a timely fashion

bacterial overgrowth

GI disease The multiplication of opportunistic bacteria in the lower GI tract, often due to antibiotic therapy. See Pseudomembranous colitis Lab medicineThe multiplication of contaminating bacteria in a specimen–eg, blood, urine, due to inadequate fixation or delay in processing the specimen in a timely fashion.


pertaining to or caused by bacteria.

bacterial adhesiveness
bacterial allergy
see bacterial hypersensitivity.
cutaneous bacterial granuloma
bacterial diseases
diseases in which bacteria play a significant but not necessarily exclusive role.
bacterial fermentation
fermentation is more commonly a function of yeasts but is performed by some bacteria, e.g. those in the rumen. See also fermentation.
bacterial food poisoning
see food poisoning.
bacterial gill disease
see gill disease.
bacterial kidney disease of fish
a serious disease of salmonid cultures characterized by granuloma in the kidney and spleen, and extensive caseation of muscles. The disease is chronic and causes heavy losses. The cause appears to be a minute gram-positive coccobacillus Renibacterium salmoninarum.
bacterial overgrowth
a syndrome of malabsorption causing chronic or recurrent diarrhea in dogs. Believed to be due to the presence in the small intestine of an abnormally large population of Clostridium spp. and other enteric bacteria normally found in the colon.
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Patients with chronic renal failure have abnormal small intestinal motility and a high prevalence of small intestinal bacterial overgrowth.
At baseline, the prevalence of CeD, CD, UC, HP infection, small intestinal bacterial overgrowth, and IBS was significantly higher among the patients with rosacea, compared with the controls.
For example, studies of patients with liver cirrhosis (both caused by alcohol and not) found an association between patients with abnormal intestinal motility--the intestine's ability to move food along--and bacterial overgrowth (Chang et al.
40) It functions not only in the colon (large intestine), where dysbiosis is a problem, but also in the small intestine, where undesirable bacterial overgrowth occurs.
Long-term PPI use also can contribute to a condition called small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO) by creating a friendlier environment for unfavorable bacteria.
9] Obstruction leads to bacterial overgrowth which results in a sudden rise in intraluminal hydrostatic pressure with vascular obstruction.
5-7] According to the most commonly accepted hypothesis, owing to altered gut motility or intestinal bacterial overgrowth associated with chronic constipation, tryptophan is exposed to intestinal flora before it can be absorbed.
Small-bowel bacterial overgrowth was detected in at least 13 patients with OAE, (3, 13) but resolution of symptoms did not occur with antibiotic treatment.
Probiotics can cause substantial bacterial overgrowth when stimulating factors are present.
Small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO) causes cramps, bloating, wind and diarrhoea or constipation, but can be treated with antibiotics or probiotics.
Description procurement subject or its parts (if the customer provides the submission of price proposals for parts), including their relevant technical and other parameters: Bacterial overgrowth in the study, determination in biological material of infectious agents; determine the sensitivity of cultures of microorganisms to antibiotics, bacteriological and virological studies, studies on carriage of pathogens intestinal infections, Staphylococcus aureus, bacteriological control of sterility of medical devices, instruments after sterilization, diagnostic immunological drugs, medicines, detection of bacterial contamination of the environment by human swabs on pathogenic and opportunistic pathogens.