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Article Published In Vol.8 (Sept-Oct 2020)

L.reuteri DSM 17938 in the Management of Infantile Colic in Indian Children

Pages : 701-702, DOI: https://doi.org/10.14741/ijmcr/v.8.5.1

Author : Dr Dhanasekhar Kesavelu

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Infantile colic is a benign problem which has an unknown aetiology without any correlation to demography,socioeconomic status, gestational age or feeding ( bottle Vs breast). More recently it has been included under the conundrum of functional gastrointestinal disorder according to the Rome IV criteria. The global incidence is unknown and various causes have been postulated which may trigger Infantile colic and altered gut microbiota has been quoted as a major cause. Various treatment methods have been tried and use of the probiotic Lactobacillus reuteri DSM 17938 has shown promising results along with some infants responding to dietary manipulation in the mother or changing to hydrolysed formula. Chiropractic or osteopathic manipulation, infant massage, swaddling, acupuncture, or herbal supplements have shown no scientific evidence in the management

Keywords: Infantile colic,L reuteri DSM 17938,FGID,Rome IV.

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