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The gut microbiota and potential importance in paediatrics

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M. Sathiadas

University of Jaffna, LK
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Senior lecturer in Paediatrics, Faculty of Medicine
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Abstract

Gut microbiota are commensals seen in the gastrointestinal system having both pathogenic and non-pathogenic effects. Some microbiota that are available commercially have benefits in acute gastroenteritis, necrotising enterocolitis in low birth weight babies and in certain types of allergies. The use of probiotics is debatable in clinical use and it is not recommended in seriously ill immunodeficient children. The duration of the use of probiotics and type of organisms that are commercially available to be used in different disease conditions also have varied recommendations.
How to Cite: Sathiadas M. The gut microbiota and potential importance in paediatrics. Jaffna Medical Journal. 2016;28(1):1–5. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/jmj.v28i1.38
Published on 28 Feb 2016.
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