Saccharomyces boulardii in acute childhood diarrhoea: a randomized, placebo-controlled study

Villarruel G., Martinez Rubio D., Lopez F., Cintioni J., Gurevech R., Romero G., ...More

ACTA PAEDIATRICA, vol.96, no.4, pp.538-541, 2007 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 96 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/j.1651-2227.2007.00191.x
  • Journal Name: ACTA PAEDIATRICA
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.538-541
  • Keywords: children, dehydration, diarrhoea, gastroenteritis, probiotic, Saccharomyces boulardii, RAT, PREVENTION, MANAGEMENT, EXPRESSION
  • Eskisehir Osmangazi University Affiliated: No


Objective: To evaluate the efficacy of the probiotic yeast Saccharomyces boulardii (S. boulardii) as an adjuvant to oral rehydration solution (ORS) in shortening the duration of acute infectious gastroenteritis in children less than 2 years old in ambulatory care.