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J Pediatr. 2010 Apr;156(4):679-81. doi: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2009.11.041.

Bifidobacterium septicemia associated with postoperative probiotic therapy in a neonate with omphalocele.

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Division of Neonatology, Department of Perinatal Medicine and Maternal Care, National Center for Child Health and Development (NCCHD), Tokyo, Japan.

Abstract

We report the one case of sepsis caused by Bifidobacterium breve administered as probiotic therapy. Probiotics can be a potential cause of an invasive disease and should be used with care in vulnerable patients.

PMID:
20303445
DOI:
10.1016/j.jpeds.2009.11.041
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