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A review on the effects of probiotics and antibiotics towards Clostridium difficile infections

Azman, Hazirah and Loong, Yik Yee and Abdul Aziz, Rushdan and Awang Hamat, Rukman and Abd Manap, Mohd Yazid (2013) A review on the effects of probiotics and antibiotics towards Clostridium difficile infections. Pertanika Journal of Science & Technology, 21 (2). pp. 293-302. ISSN 0128-7680; ESSN: 2231-8526

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Abstract

Clostridium difficile can cause severe diseases with significant morbidity and mortality in infected patients. The rate of Clostridium difficile infection is high in North America and European countries. Metronidazole and vancomycin have been recommended as the treatments of choice since 1990s. Recurrent infection due to Clostridium difficile is common after several days of antibiotic administration. Probiotics have been used in these patients as an adjunct treatment with some successful findings. However, a detailed investigation on the use of probiotic for infected patients is still needed, particularly for its real efficacy.

Item Type:Article
Keyword:Antibiotic; Clostridium difficile; Probiotic
Faculty or Institute:Faculty of Food Science and Technology
Faculty of Medicine and Health Science
Publisher:Universiti Putra Malaysia Press
ID Code:40520
Deposited By: Najah Mohd Ali
Deposited On:04 Nov 2015 16:09
Last Modified:25 May 2016 15:27

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