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Open Access Commentary

Probiotic therapy - recruiting old friends to fight new foes

Roy D Sleator

Author Affiliations

Department of Biological Sciences, Cork Institute of Technology, Rossa Avenue, Bishopstown, Cork, Ireland

Alimentary Pharmabiotic Centre, University College Cork, Ireland

Gut Pathogens 2010, 2:5  doi:10.1186/1757-4749-2-5

Published: 25 June 2010

Abstract

Against a backdrop of increasing antibiotic resistance, and the emergence of new and evolving pathogens, clinicians are increasingly forced to consider alternative therapies - probiotics are one such alternative.