When treating vulnerable populations with probiotics in research and clinical practice, the quality of probiotic products is important because the stakes are high. In October, 2014, for example, a preterm infant in Connecticut died of gastrointestinal mucormycosis that was caused by a contaminated probiotic product given in hospital. What lessons can clinicians and researchers take away from this situation?


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Sanders M.E (2014). The Importance of Quality in Probiotic Products. California Dairy Research Foundation (Online). Available at: http://cdrf.org/2014/12/07/importance-quality-probiotic-products/