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Table 3 Fluorescent in situ hybridization (FISH) scores on intestinal specimens from 24 NEC patients.

From: Community analysis of bacteria colonizing intestinal tissue of neonates with necrotizing enterocolitis

Patient number Tissue Days of antibiotic5 NEC score EUB338 Enterobateria Clostridium1 Actinobactere Lactobacillus Bifidobateria
25 small intestinal 3 14 0 0 0 0 0 0
264 small intestinal 4 13 0 0 0 0 0 0
94 small intestinal 1 10 1 1 0 0 0 1
2 small intestinal2 1 15 1 0 0 2 0 0
6 small intestinal 17 11 1 2 0 0 2 0
8 small intestinal 1 12 1 0 0 0 0 0
12 large intestinal 5 17 1 0 0 2 0 0
14 small intestinal 15 13 1 1 1 1 2 0
15 small intestinal2 5 19 1 0 0 2 0 0
164 small intestinal 4 6 1 1 1 1 0 0
27 small intestinal 4 8 1 1 0 0 0 0
1 small intestinal 6 5 2 2 0 1 2 0
33 large intestinal 1 11 2 2 2 2 0 2
7 small intestinal 5 13 2 2 0 1 0 0
104 small intestinal2 4 13 2 1 0 0 2 0
114 small intestinal 7 7 2 1 0 0 2 0
17 small intestinal 11 15 2 2 0 0 1 0
183 small intestinal2 12 15 2 2 1 1 0 1
19 small intestinal 4 19 2 2 0 1 1 0
20 small intestinal 11 13 2 1 0 1 2 0
21 small intestinal2 2 12 2 2 0 1 0 0
224 small intestinal 1 13 2 2 0 1 0 0
23 small intestinal 4 15 2 2 0 0 0 0
244 large intestinal 2 13 2 2 0 1 0 0
  1. The score was: 0: few bacteria;1: moderate number of bacteria; 2: high number of bacteria.
  2. 1 The Clostridium probe is a mixture of four specific probes targeting Clostridium species: C. perfringens, C. difficile, C. butyricum and C. parputrificum
  3. 2 The neonates had tissues from both the small intestine and large intestine removed but FISH analysis was only done on the small intestinal tissues
  4. 3 Pneumatosis intestinalis verified by histopathology
  5. 4 Dead after the surgical operation
  6. 5 Before NEC diagnose