Bacterial and fungal viability in the preterm gut: NEC and sepsis

Christopher Stewart, Andrew Nelson, David Scribbins, Emma Marrs, Clare Lanyon, John Perry, Nicholas Embleton, Stephen Cummings, Janet Berrington

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Background and aims Evidence suggests that microbial communities in the preterm gut may influence the development of necrotising enterocolitis (NEC) and sepsis. Existing data often neglect fungi and whether bacteria were metabolically active or not. We sought to characterise the bacterial and fungal stool flora of preterm neonates and organism viability and evaluate any associations with NEC and sepsis. Patients 136 stools from 32 patients (
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)F298-F303
JournalArchives of Disease in Childhood - Fetal and Neonatal Edition
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2013


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