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Are placental bacteria involved in preterm birth?

The main cause of infant morbidity and mortality in the world is preterm birth; it affects 5% to 18% of pregnancies and represents a real public health issue. A British team has attempted to demonstrate the role of the placental microbiota in different types of premature birth.   Spontane...
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Do premature babies have a specific microbiota?

Babies born prematurely have an intestinal dysbiosis which vanishes over time. It does not seem to be related to environmental factors but might be correlated to the gestation period.   Intestinal microbiota of children born prematurely (before 37 weeks) exhibit low diversity and a reduce...
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A connection between the mother’s intestinal microbiota and preterm birth

Researchers have shown that the composition of the mother’s intestinal microbiota plays a role in preterm births.   Prematurity is a significant cause of perinatal mortality. Certain preterm births have been associated with chronic inflammatory bowel diseases in the mother, which led Norw...
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