Anti-Diarrhoeal Effects of Probiotics on Children

Sharmin Akter, Md. Abdul Aziz, Kazi Nazira Sharmin, Nilufa Yeasmin, Md. Mozibul Haque, Ayesha Begum


Diarrhoeal disease is one of the major problems among under-five year children in Bangladesh. Probiotics have been suggested to be used in acute diarrhoea. Several different probiotics are commercially available in our country. The objective of this experimental study was to assess the effects of probiotics among under-five year children suffering from diarrhoea. This study was conducted using probiotics with oral rehydration solution (ORS) and ORS only which were given to the children for the treatment of acute diarrhoea. It was conducted using three probiotics namely, Probio, Enterogermina, and TS6 with ORS only (control group) among one hundred and sixty under-five children admitted to Chittagong Maa-Shishu General Hospital in Chittagong, Bangladesh. Children were divided into group 1, received ORS only and group 2, group 3, group 4, received Probio, Enterogermina, TS6 probiotics with ORS, respectively. The duration of diarrhoea and daily stool outputs of children was recorded during hospitalization. The study showed that three probiotics had significantly reduced the frequency of diarrhoea of children than ORS only. Three probiotics had significant or positive effect on children with acute diarrhoea resulting in shorter (P <0.001) duration of diarrhoea (hours).

Keywords: Diarrhoeal diseases, children, probiotics, oral rehydration solution (ORS)

Cite this Article Akter S, Aziz MA, Sharmin KN et al. Anti-Diarrhoeal Effects of Probiotics on Children. Research & Reviews: A Journal of Microbiology and Virology. 2018; 8(1): 15–21p. 


Diarrohoea, Probiotics, Children

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