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Vol. 25 - Num. 98

Evidence based Pediatrics

Prolonged administration of probiotics may decrease the frequency of respiratory infections

Sergio Flores Villara, Eduardo Cuestas Montañésb

aÁrea de Hospitalización Pediátrica. Hospital Universitario Fundación Mútua Terrassa. Barcelona. España.
bServicio de Pediatría y Neonatología. Hospital Privado Universitario de Córdoba. Córdoba. Argentina.

Correspondence: S Flores . E-mail: sflores@mutuaterrassa.es

Reference of this article: Flores Villar S, Cuestas Montañés E. Prolonged administration of probiotics may decrease the frequency of respiratory infections . Rev Pediatr Aten Primaria. 2023;25:193-6.

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Abstract

Probiotics can reduce the number of children diagnosed with at least one upper respiratory infection (URTI) by approximately 21%; they can probably reduce the number of children diagnosed with at least three IVRS by about 38%; they can reduce the incidence rate (number of new cases during a specified period of time) of URTIs by about 18%; they can probably reduce the number of children using antibiotics for URTIs by about 22%; and the number of people experiencing side effects (any harm) may not increase. The evidence showing a decrease in the number of children missing daycare or school due to acute URTIs with probiotics is very uncertain.

Keywords

Lactobacillus paracasei Lactobacillus plantarum Prevention Probiotics Respiratory Tract Infections

Note:

Este artículo se publica simultáneamente con la revista electrónica Evidencias en Pediatría (www.evidenciasenpediatria.es).

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