Intestinal microbiota and its relationship with necrotizing enterocolitis

  • Ravi Mangal Patel, Patricia W. Denning
  • Pediatric Research, May 2015, Nature Publishing Group
  • DOI: 10.1038/pr.2015.97

What is it about?

Necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) is a serious intestinal problem in premature babies. We wanted to review the current literature to provide readers a better understanding of the role of beneficial and harmful bacteria in a baby's gut.

Why is it important?

Necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) is the most common serious intestinal disease in premature infants. Many premature babies who develop NEC will die and recent studies suggest that more and more babies are dying from NEC.

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