Gut microbiota dysbiosis ‘unspecific’ to microscopic colitis, shared by diarrheal diseases

Although a feature in microscopic colitis, gut microbiota dysbiosis was also observed in functional and bile acid diarrhea, indicating fecal microbial changes are not due to the disease itself, researchers noted in BMC Gastroenterology.Data also suggested that colonic lavage with polyethylene glycol prior to a colonoscopy could impact the gut microbiome and promote clinical remission in patients with microscopic colitis.“Most microbiota studies in microscopic colitis patients are performed after diagnostic colonoscopy without considering the potential effect of colonic lavage,”Read More

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