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[Rifaximin-α: More than antibiotic ]

TALLER András1

MAY 20, 2019

Lege Artis Medicinae - 2019;29(04-05)

DOI: https://doi.org/10.33616/lam.29.022

[Antibiotic therapy might alter gut microbiome. The consequence of that is dysbiosis with or without immediate overt clinical manifestation. The beneficial effect of rifaximin, a non-absorbable broad spectrum antibiotic, in gastrointestinal and hepatic disorders is known for a long time. According to recent data rifaximin has not only antibiotic but also anti-inflammatory and, within antibiotics, a unique special eubiotic effect as well. It modulates the gut microbiome, restores eubiosis through increasing beneficial species’ count while not disturbing diversity.]

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  1. Uzsoki Utcai Kórház, a Semmelweis Egyetem Orvostudományi Karának Oktató Kórháza, II. Sz. Belgyógyászati Osztály

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