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Liquid melevodopa versus standard levodopa in patients with Parkinson disease and small intestinal bacterial overgrowth.

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Clin Neuropharmacol 2014 Jul-Aug; 37(4):91-5

Authors: Alfonso Fasano, Francesco Bove, Maurizio Gabrielli, Enzo Ragazzoni, Serena Fortuna, Annalisa Tortora, Maria Assunta Zocco, Stefano Marconi, Antonio Gasbarrini, Anna Rita Bentivoglio

Patients with Parkinson disease exhibit a highly increased prevalence of small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO), which has been also associated with the severity of motor fluctuations. Aim of this study was to test the efficacy of liquid levodopa with higher bioavailability in patients with SIBO.

PMID: 24992085 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]

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