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. 2015 Mar 15;60(6):924-7.
doi: 10.1093/cid/ciu946. Epub 2014 Dec 3.

Bifidobacterium Longum Bacteremia in Preterm Infants Receiving Probiotics

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Bifidobacterium Longum Bacteremia in Preterm Infants Receiving Probiotics

Claire Bertelli et al. Clin Infect Dis. .

Abstract

Administration of probiotics to premature newborns has been shown to prevent necrotizing enterocolitis and reduce all-cause mortality. In our hospital, we documented 2 cases of Bifidobacterium longum subspecies infantis bacteremia in newborns receiving probiotics. By comparative genomics, we confirmed that the strains isolated from each patient originated from the probiotics.

Keywords: Bifidobacterium; genome sequence; newborn; probiotics; sepsis.

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