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is ecoli and klebsellia bacteria only found in the large intestine but not in the small?

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Dr. Martin Raff
56 years experience Infectious Disease
Intestinal flora: These organisms can be found in the small bowel, but infrequently above the ilium. The duodenum and jejunum can contain such bacteria but in fewer numbers than the colon, and usually because of some underlying reason.
Answered on May 18, 2015

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