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Year : 2005  |  Volume : 37  |  Issue : 6  |  Page : 358--365

Probiotics: Making a comeback

AK Sharma, P Mohan, BB Nayak 
 Department of Pharmacology, Armed Forces Medical College, Pune-411040., India

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A K Sharma
Department of Pharmacology, Armed Forces Medical College, Pune-411040.

Probiotics are nonpathogenic microbes used to confer health benefits to the recipient. The derangement of normal body flora has been held responsible for causation of various disorders. Probiotics have been tried in a number of infective and noninfective disorders and found useful, primarily because of their ability to supplement the normal body flora. Their use offers various advantages over-existing antimicrobial agents in being relatively cheap and safe. However, there are few reports of systemic fungemia associated with their use especially, in immunocompromised and severely debilitated patients. They also carry a risk of transferring resistance to other microbes including pathogens. In conclusion, more studies are required to establish their definite place in therapeutics.

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Sharma A K, Mohan P, Nayak B B. Probiotics: Making a comeback.Indian J Pharmacol 2005;37:358-365

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