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Intestinal bacterial overgrowth
Intestinal bacterial overgrowth occurs when the normal bacterial population of the gut has been eradicated. This is caused by a variety of disorders. Symptoms include abdominal pain and diarrhea. Severe cases lead to malnutrition.
Update Date: 4/29/2003Andrew J. Muir, M.D., M.H.S., Division of Gastroenterology, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network.
Last updated: Tue, 06 Jan 2009 00:20:03 GMT