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Stool bacterial load in preterm infants with necrotising enterocolitis

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Tom Skeath, Dr John Perry, Professor Nicholas EmbletonORCiD, Dr Janet Berrington, Dr Christopher StewartORCiD



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Resected gut tissue in necrotising enterocolitis (NEC) has a higher bacterial load than controls. Quantitative PCR was performed on longitudinal NEC and control stool samples (n = 72). No significant difference in the total bacterial load was found between samples at diagnosis compared to controls or temporally within NEC. (C) 2016 Elsevier Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.

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Author(s): Abdulkadir B, Nelson A, Skeath T, Marrs ECL, Perry JD, Cummings SP, Embleton ND, Berrington JE, Stewart CJ

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Early Human Development

Year: 2016

Volume: 95

Pages: 1-2

Print publication date: 01/04/2016

Online publication date: 16/02/2016

Acceptance date: 19/01/2016

Date deposited: 07/06/2016

ISSN (print): 0378-3782

ISSN (electronic): 1872-6232

Publisher: Elsevier Ireland Ltd


DOI: 10.1016/j.earlhumdev.2016.01.018


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