Development of the neonatal microbiota

Young, Greg, Zalewski, Stefan, Cummings, Stephen and Lanyon, Clare (2017) Development of the neonatal microbiota. In: Microbiota in health and disease: from pregnancy to childhood. Wageningen Academic Publishers, Wageningen, pp. 39-56. ISBN 9789086862948

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The period immediately following birth is vital to the development of a healthy neonatal intestinal microbiome. As any environment the primary colonisers of the neonatal gastrointestinal tract pave the way for further colonisation. For this reason the first 18 months of life are considered crucial to the development of a healthy neonatal microbiota. When regular preliminary colonisation fails to proceed, the fine balance between the numerous members of the microbiota can be disturbed, which can manifest in a number of disease states, including necrotising enterocolitis and neonatal sepsis. This chapter aims to identify the differences between and possible causes of bacterial symbiosis and dysbiosis within the neonatal gastrointestinal tract. The pathology of associated disease states will also be explained.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: diseases of infancy, treatment, prevention, symbiosis, dysbiosis, immune response
Subjects: A900 Others in Medicine and Dentistry
C500 Microbiology
Department: Faculties > Health and Life Sciences > Applied Sciences
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Depositing User: Paul Burns
Date Deposited: 23 Aug 2017 13:36
Last Modified: 19 Nov 2021 15:39

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