Gastrointestinal Microbiota and Some Children Diseases: A Review

  title={Gastrointestinal Microbiota and Some Children Diseases: A Review},
  author={Thabata Koester Weber and Isabel Polanco},
  booktitle={Gastroenterology research and practice},
The bacterial colonization is defined immediately after birth, through direct contact with maternal microbiota and may be influenced during lactation. There is emerging evidence indicating that quantitative and qualitative changes on gut microbiota contribute to alterations in the mucosal activation of immune system leading to intra- or extra-intestinal diseases. A balance between pathogenic and beneficial microbiota throughout childhood and adolescence is important to gastrointestinal health… CONTINUE READING