The fecal microbial population in the irritable bowel syndrome

Microbiologica. 1982 Jul;5(3):185-94.


The focal microbial flora composition has been studied in patients affected by irritable bowel syndrome. The statistical analysis of the results showed a decrease of coliforms, lactobacilli and, to a lesser extent, bifidobacteria, as compared to control healthy individuals. Hypotheses on the cause of these modifications and their role in the maintenance and severity of the disease are discussed.

MeSH terms

  • Bacteria / isolation & purification
  • Colonic Diseases, Functional / microbiology*
  • Feces / microbiology*
  • Fungi / isolation & purification
  • Humans