Infants with sepsis exposed to antibiotics have altered gut microbiomes

WASHINGTON — Neonates with sepsis were exposed to more antibiotics throughout their NICU admissions than controls and were found to have microbiome dysbiosis, researchers reported.Hope Hendricks, MD, a pediatric infectious diseases fellow at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, presented findings from the study at IDWeek. In her remarks, Hendricks noted that research in the area of neonatal infections is important because of the “the clear morbidity and mortality, increased risk for antibiotic adverse events and for resistant infections in this patient population.”“WeRead More

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