Bacterial colonisation and infection in spina bifida babies.


A Series of bacteriological investigations was carried out on 17 babies with spina bifida. Results showed that despite colonisation of their eyes, nose, throat, skin, umbilicus, wounds, urine and faeces with potentially pathogenic microorganisms, infections other than those of the urinary tract and brain were relatively uncommon.

DOI: 10.1007/BF02938918

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@article{Moorhouse1976BacterialCA, title={Bacterial colonisation and infection in spina bifida babies.}, author={Eric Moorhouse and Wendy Farrell and Melanie S Archer and M Hart-Barry}, journal={Irish journal of medical science}, year={1976}, volume={145 1}, pages={51} }