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Probiotics prevent Clostridium difficile in people taking antibiotics

BMJ 2012; 345 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.e7828 (Published 20 November 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;345:e7828

Diarrhoea associated with Clostridium difficile is a potentially fatal complication of antibiotic treatment, particularly in older people. Probiotics are an effective prophylactic, according to the latest meta-analysis of clinical trials. In pooled analyses, patients given …

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