Understanding gut-immune interactions in management of acute infectious diarrhoea
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Understanding gut-immune interactions in management of acute infectious diarrhoea

Philip Calder Professor of nutritional immunology, Human development and health academic unit, Faculty of Medicine, University of Southampton
Veronica Hall Nurse consultant in gastroenterology, Gastroenterology and hepatology services, Royal Bolton Hospital, Bolton, Lancashire

This article discusses the role that immunity plays in the risk of diarrhoea and the potential role for probiotics in the management of acute infectious diarrhoea in older people, including antibiotic-associated diarrhoea and Clostridium difficile-associated diarrhoea.

Nursing Older People. 24, 9,29-39. doi: 10.7748/nop2012.11.24.9.29.c9367

Published in print: 26 November 2012

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This article has been subject to double blind peer review

Conflict Of Interest

This article was supported by Array Information for healthcare professionals only