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Gut Microbiota and Stroke

1 Department of Medicine, Division of Neurology, National University Health System; Department of Medicine, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine Singapore, Singapore
2 Department of Medicine, Division of Neurology, National University Health System, Singapore

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DOI: 10.4103/aian.AIAN_483_19

Ischemic stroke remains a significant health problem, which is expected to increase owing to an aging population. A considerable proportion of stroke patients suffer from gastrointestinal complications, including dysphagia, gastrointestinal hemorrhage, and constipation. Often, these complications adversely affect stroke outcomes. Recent research postulates the role of “brain-gut axis” in causing gut microbiota dysbiosis and various complications and outcomes. In this review, we present our current understanding about the interaction between commensal gut microbiome and brain in determining the course of stroke.

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