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Unrest at home: diarrheal disease and microbiota disturbance

Elisabeth M Bik1 and David A Relman123*

Author Affiliations

1 Department of Microbiology & Immunology, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA 94305, USA

2 Department of Medicine, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA 94305, USA

3 Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA

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Genome Biology 2014, 15:120  doi:10.1186/gb4182

Published: 27 June 2014

Abstract

Diarrhea and malnutrition, two intertwined worldwide problems, are both associated with lower diversity of the intestinal microbiota in children in low-income countries.

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