46 Effect of Antibiotics on Postnatal Intestinal Colonization in Term Newborns

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Background: The intestinal tract of the fetus is sterile but after birth is colonized with bacteria from the mother and environment. Multiple factors affect the postnatal colonization of the GI tract. Early exposure of newborn infants to antibiotics may be associated with disturbances in the normal postnatal acquisition of the intestinal flora. Most of the… (More)
DOI: 10.1203/00006450-200610000-00068

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