SIBO

SIBO: ab pain, chronic malabsorption diarrhea, gas, dx w H2 breath test


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  • SIBO
  • aka: Small intestinal bacterial overgrowth,
  • ab pain, chronic malabsorption diarrhea, gas, dx w H2 breath test
  • ab pain, chronic malabsorption diarrhea, gas, macrocytic anemia (B12 def)
  • H2 breath test (early peak of H2 production after glc ingestion), SI aspirate shows bacteria overgrowth
  • SI bacteria causes malabsorption