Article Text

PDF

The role of faecal Candida albicans in the pathogenesis of food-intolerant irritable bowel syndrome.
  1. S. J. Middleton,
  2. A. Coley,
  3. J. O. Hunter
  1. Department of Gastroenterology, Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge, UK.

    Abstract

    Candida albicans was sought in stool samples from 38 patients with irritable bowel syndrome and 20 healthy controls. In only three patients with irritable bowel syndrome was C. albicans discovered and these patients had either recently received antibiotics or the stool sample had been delayed more than 24 hours in transit. C. albicans was isolated from none of the control stool samples. We conclude that C. albicans is not involved in the aetiology of the irritable bowel syndrome.

    Statistics from Altmetric.com

    Request permissions

    If you wish to reuse any or all of this article please use the link below which will take you to the Copyright Clearance Center’s RightsLink service. You will be able to get a quick price and instant permission to reuse the content in many different ways.

    Linked Articles