MBBS Study

Causes of small intestinal bacterial overgrowth

A. (Due to Hypochlorohydria /Achlorhydria
• Pernicious anemia
• Partial gastrectomy
• Long term PPI therapy

B. Due to impaired intestinal motility
• Scleroderma
• Diabetic autonomic neuropathy
• Chronic intestinal pseudo obstruction

C. Due to structural abnormalities
• Gastric surgery
• Jejunal diverticulosis
• Enterocolic fistula
• Extensive small bowel resection
• Stricture (e.g. Crohn’s disease)

D. Due to impaired immune functions
• Hypogammaglobulinemia

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