Children’s noses hold clues to preventing lung infections



Tiny organisms in a child’s nose could offer clues to improving the diagnosis and treatment of severe lung infections, research shows.
Experts found the composition of the microbiome – the population of bacteria and viruses found in vast numbers in the body – was altered in the noses of children with respiratory infections compared with healthy peers.
This difference predicted how long children had to spend in hospital and helped spot those likely to recover naturally, potentially reducing the need for antibiotics. Researchers say the results also help explain why some children are more... read more

 
16 March 2019 in Health, Views: 38
Source: Scotsman
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