Study: Fecal Microbiome More Diverse in SSc Patients

Study: Fecal Microbiome More Diverse in SSc Patients

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Study: Fecal Microbiome More Diverse in SSc Patients

The fecal microbiome — the community of microbes present in stools — of scleroderma patients is more diverse than that of healthy people, according to a Canadian study. The findings also showed that the diversity and abundance of bacterial species in the stools was higher among patients with an abnormal increase in the overall bacterial population in the small intestine. The study, “Fecal microbiome differs between patients with systemic sclerosis with and without small intestinal bacterial…

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