Microbiome in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

  title={Microbiome in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.},
  author={Eduard Monso},
  journal={Annals of translational medicine},
  volume={5 12},
The introduction of culture-independent techniques for the microbiological analysis of respiratory samples has confirmed that the respiratory system hosts a large number of microorganisms, which include a wide range of bacteria. The regular exposure to tobacco smoke changes the microbiome in healthy smokers, first in the oropharynx, increasing the presence of a restricted number of genera which attain high relative abundance, a pattern that may be considered as dysbiosis. In chronic obstructive… CONTINUE READING
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