WBUR: When ‘friendly’ probiotic bacteria turn into foes in the ICU

November 25, 2019

WBUR reports on a new study from Boston Children’s researchers that finds ICU patients on probiotics were about 120 times more likely to develop a lactobacillus infection than those not on probiotics. It is not clear exactly how ICU patients get bloodstream infections from probiotics, but it’s likely that the bacteria leak out of the gut because it loses its normal barriers. Read more from WBUR