Methods of diagnosing or treating irritable bowel syndrome and other disorders caused by small intestinal bacterial overgrowth

  • US 6,861,053 B1
  • Filed: 08/11/1999
  • Issued: 03/01/2005
  • Est. Priority Date: 08/11/1999
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. A method of treating irritable bowel syndrome comprising:

  • detecting the presence of small intestinal bacterial overgrowth in a human subject having at least one symptom associated with a suspected diagnosis of irritable bowel syndrome; and

    at least partially eradicating the small intestinal bacterial overgrowth to treat the irritable bowel syndrome.

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