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The Lung Microbiome and Its Role in Pneumonia.

A new interesting article has been published in Clin Chest Med. 2018 Dec;39(4):677-689. doi: 10.1016/j.ccm.2018.07.003. Review and titled:

The Lung Microbiome and Its Role in Pneumonia.

Authors of this article are:

Wu BG, Segal LN.

A summary of the article is shown below:

The use of next-generation sequencing and multiomic analysis reveals new insights on the identity of microbes in the lower airways blurring the lines between commensals and pathogens. Microbes are not found in isolation; rather they form complex metacommunities where microbe-host and microbe-microbe interactions play important roles on the host susceptibility to pathogens. In addition, the lower airway microbiota exert significant effects on host immune tone. Thus, this review highlights the roles that microbes in the respiratory tract play in the development of pneumonia.

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This article is a good source of information and a good way to become familiar with topics such as:

Antibiotics;Bacterial taxa;Immune responses;Inflammation;Lung;Microbiome

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