Respiratory tract clinical sample selection for microbiota analysis in patients with pulmonary tuberculosis

@inproceedings{Botero2014RespiratoryTC,
  title={Respiratory tract clinical sample selection for microbiota analysis in patients with pulmonary tuberculosis},
  author={Luz Elena Botero and Luisa Delgado-Serrano and Martha Luc{\'i}a Cepeda and Jose Ricardo Bustos and Juan Manuel Anzola and Patricia Del Portillo and Jaime Robledo and Maria Mercedes Zambrano},
  booktitle={Microbiome},
  year={2014}
}
BACKGROUND Changes in respiratory tract microbiota have been associated with diseases such as tuberculosis, a global public health problem that affects millions of people each year. This pilot study was carried out using sputum, oropharynx, and nasal respiratory tract samples collected from patients with pulmonary tuberculosis and healthy control individuals, in order to compare sample types and their usefulness in assessing changes in bacterial and fungal communities. FINDINGS Most V1-V2 16S… CONTINUE READING
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