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Probiotics: sorting the evidence from the myths

Shimonti Chatterjee and John Fraser
Med J Aust 2008; 189 (3): 182-183.
Published online: 4 August 2008

To the Editor: We read Pham and colleagues’ recent article1 with interest, as evidence mounts against the use of probiotics in critically ill patients. Although a plausible and attractive theory, probiotics in the patient with acute illness now appear ineffective, if not positively harmful.

  • Shimonti Chatterjee
  • John Fraser

  • Prince Charles Hospital, Brisbane, QLD.


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