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Blog - BCIR

Published: July, 2015 X
  • Probiotics for Treatment of Chronic Pouchitis

    | Posted by Ernest Rehnke, M.D.

    For many, the most common problem after a BCIR is pouchitis, which is the development of recurrent mucosal inflammation within the pouch. The etiology and pathophysiology of pouchitis are not well understood but it likely results from an interaction between a patient who is genetically susceptible and the small bowel mucosa which is exposed to fecal stasis (retention) and bacterial over growth. Episodes of pouchitis may be acute and intermittent or chronic and unremitting. Antibiotics ...