Which probiotic agents are used in the diagnosis of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)?

Updated: Oct 17, 2017
  • Author: William A Rowe, MD; Chief Editor: BS Anand, MD  more...
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Supplementation of the high-potency probiotic mixtures (eg, VSL#3 [24, 87, 88] ) have been shown in some reports to reduce ulcerative colitis disease activity index scores in patients with mild to moderate relapsing ulcerative colitis who are being treated with 5-ASA. Studies in patients with Crohn disease have been much less promising.


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