Maternal antibiotic therapy may increase infants' sepsis risk, study suggests

04/22/2014 |

Newborns' risk of late-onset sepsis may increase the longer a mother is treated with antibiotics, according to a Children's Hospital of Philadelphia study carried out on mice. The researchers found fewer microbes in the intestines of neonates whose mothers were treated with antibiotics, suggesting an increased risk of sepsis related to Klebsiella pneumoniae and Escherichia coli.

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