Correction of gut microbiota in the treatment of irritable bowel syndrome in children

V.I. Berezutsky


The purpose of the work was to determine the possibilities of gut microbiota correction in the treatment of children with irritable bowel syndrome according to the analysis of scientific publications 2016–2018 in journals indexed by Scopus, WоS, MedLine and PubMed. The analysis showed that disturbances of gut microbiota play a major role in the pathogenesis of irritable bowel syndrome in children. The most effective method for the correction of intestinal dysbiosis is the combined use of probiotics and diet with fermentable carbohydrate restriction. The most effective schemes for the use of probiotics have not yet been determined, this question is the subject of further research. The positive effect of dietary fiber (including Psyllium) at this time has not been proven. The popularization of the accumula­ted experience of intestinal microbiota correction in children with irritable bowel syndrome is a necessary condition to increase the effectiveness of treatment for this disease in public health-care.


irritable bowel syndrome; microbiota; diet; probiotics; review


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