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Letters Probiotics and diarrhoea

Data are not widely applicable

BMJ 2007; 335 doi: (Published 26 July 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;335:171
  1. Mark H Wilcox, clinical director of pathology,
  2. Jonathan A Sandoe, lecturer
  1. University of Leeds, Leeds LS1 3EX
  1. Mark.Wilcox{at}

    We caution against extrapolating the results of Hickson et al, which support the benefit of probiotics in antibiotic associated diarrhoea.1 We are particularly concerned about their conclusion that a probiotic yoghurt drink, given during and after antibiotic treatment, “has …

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