The emerging relationship between the airway microbiota and chronic respiratory disease: clinical implications.

@article{Huang2011TheER,
  title={The emerging relationship between the airway microbiota and chronic respiratory disease: clinical implications.},
  author={Yvonne J Huang and Susan V. Lynch},
  journal={Expert review of respiratory medicine},
  year={2011},
  volume={5 6},
  pages={809-21}
}
Until recently, relationships between evidence of colonization or infection by specific microbial species and the development, persistence or exacerbation of pulmonary disease have informed our opinions of airway microbiology. However, recent applications of culture-independent tools for microbiome profiling have revealed a more diverse microbiota than previously recognized in the airways of patients with chronic pulmonary disease. New evidence indicates that the composition of airway… CONTINUE READING
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