bacterial overgrowth


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bacterial overgrowth

Gastroenterology
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.
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In addition, it is not clear how the proposed vicious cycle of small-bowel bacterial overgrowth and disaccharidase deficiency begins.
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Studies have shown that PPIs can reduce nutrient absorption, cause bacterial overgrowth, and are associated with increased risk of cardiovascular, kidney, and neurodegenerative brain diseases.
Complications from the use of NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) along with a PPI are possible--decreased acidity allows bacterial overgrowth and, coupled with erosive damage from NSAIDs, could lead to illness.
Side effects include a two-fold risk of a serious bowel bacteria, Clostridium difficile, increased risk of community acquired pneumonia, intestinal bacterial overgrowth syndrome, hip fracture and malabsorption of calcium, iron and vitamin B12, PPIs also increase the risk of a bacterial infection of the stomach and, surprisingly, heart attack.
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