Probiotics not beneficial for children with gastroenteritis despite diarrhea severity

Probiotics not beneficial for children with gastroenteritis despite diarrhea severity

In children with acute gastroenteritis, probiotics did not offer benefits, regardless of diarrhea timing or severity, according to a study published in the American Journal of Gastroenterology.“[It] has been proposed that the timing of probiotic initiation in the course of illness and a prolonged interval from symptom onset to the initiation of probiotics may explain the identified lack of benefit,” David Schnadower, MD, MPH, from the division of emergency medicine, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, department of pediatrics, University of Cincinnati College ofRead More

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