The Role of Probiotics in the Prevention of Necrotizing Enterocolitis

Author(s): Ivana Trivić, Ana Savić Mlakar, Iva Hojsak*.

Journal Name: Current Pediatric Reviews

Volume 15 , Issue 2 , 2019

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Necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) is a frequent and severe life-threatening disease affecting the gastrointestinal tract of preterm infants. Given that NEC occurs in a well-defined population of patients, there might be a considerable benefit in identifying specific pharmacological and nutritional preventive strategies, that could reduce the incidence of NEC. Amongst nutritional strategies emphasis has been put on the use of probiotics. Therefore, the aim of this review is to summarize currently available evidence on the role of probiotics in general, as well as the role of specific probiotic strains or their combinations, in the prevention of NEC.

Keywords: Premature infant, microbiota, sepsis, neonate, NEC, patients, probiotics.

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Year: 2019
Page: [88 - 91]
Pages: 4
DOI: 10.2174/1573396315666181224123223

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