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Keywords

enteric disease, neonates, probiotics

 

Authors

  1. Shane, Andi L. MD, MPH

Abstract

Probiotics are bacteria and yeast that have a beneficial effect on the maintenance of health. Probiotic microorganisms are inherently present in fermented food products. A renewed interest in probiotic therapy designed for both treatment and prevention of intestinal and extraintestinal disorders has resulted in studies in infants and children. This review focuses on the applications of probiotics in enteric conditions experienced by neonates and discusses future evaluations to develop recommendations for their use.