Probiotics for the prevention of pediatric upper respiratory tract infections: a systematic review


ÖZEN M., SANDAL G. , DİNLEYİCİ E. Ç.

EXPERT OPINION ON BIOLOGICAL THERAPY, vol.15, no.1, pp.9-20, 2015 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
  • Volume: 15 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.1517/14712598.2015.980233
  • Title of Journal : EXPERT OPINION ON BIOLOGICAL THERAPY
  • Page Numbers: pp.9-20

Abstract

Background: Acute upper respiratory tract infections (URTIs) contribute substantially to pediatric morbidity and mortality worldwide. Prevention of these infections in childhood is a very important public health challenge. Previous systematic reviews, including both adult and childhood populations, have reported that probiotics seem promising, but with modest evidence. This study aimed to focus on prophylactic probiotic use in the prevention of URTIs in childhood.