Bacterial endotoxinemia in children with intestinal dysbacteriosis.

Author

Lykova EA, Bondarenko VM, Vorob'ev AA, Sudzhan EV

Date

5/1999

Journal

Zh Mikrobiol Epidemiol Immunobiol

Abstract

34 children with gastrointestinal diseases of infectious, allergic and mixed etiology were examined. The state of normal microflora in the large intestine as indicated by fecal bacterial charts and the level of secretory immunoglobulin A (sIgA) in the contents of the intestine as indicated by the results of radial immunodiffusion were studied. In addition, the content of endotoxin in the children's plasma was determined with the use of the Limulus (LAL) test. The presence of endotoxin in the plasma of children with intestinal dysbiosis was determined in 71.1% of cases. The frequency of the detection of antigenemia was found to be related to the severity of manifestations of dysbiotic changes in the intestine and to the level of sIgA in fecal supernatants. The inclusion of the probiotic preparation Bifidumbacterin forte containing live bifidobacteria adsorbed on activated charcoal into the complex therapy of digestive tract diseases ensured a decrease in the detection rate of endotoxinemia, which correlated with the tendency towards the normalization of defective intestinal microflora.