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mother's milk, but Lactobacillus Reuteri is one of a host of beneficial bacteria that inhabit healthy colons and help to maintain their healthy status. Primadophilus Reuteri includes L. Reuteri, L. Rhamnosis and L. Acidophilus, three organisms that are commonly included in probiotic preparations. Most people with inflammatory bowel disease take probiotics every day.
Typically c. diff colitis occurs as a result of antbiotic treatment for some other ailment. People with IBD are especially susceptible to it. And yes, it's becoming quite a problem in hospitals as it can spread to other patients who are debilitated. Generally it's treated with Flagyl and antibiotics along with our usual probiotics.
Moderate to severe left-sided UC (21 cm) diagnosed 2001.
Asacol, Rowasa, Pentasa, Prednisone, Entocort, Azathioprine
Avascular necrosis in both shoulders is my "forever" gift from steroid therapy.
Colazal, Remicade, Nature's Way Primadophilus Reuteri. In remission since April, 2006.
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